On August 4th, 2022, YouthUp Global South Asia’s International Center was inaugurated at Sathyabama Technology Business Incubator, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai by Shri. M. Sesha Sai, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Seychelles.
YouthUp Global South Asia is a collaboration of YouthUp Global, a community based out of Africa, having its head office present in Lagos, Nigeria, and Bodhan Foundation, Trust-India. The theme of Uplift South Asia is about uplifting youth in South Asia by innovatively educating them through technology in this post-pandemic world. Her execution is focused on novel projects based on the global 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sathyabama – TBI a startup incubation center that is India’s First Startup Incubator to Focus on Blue Economy and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, was established under the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology; Government of India for incubating, nurturing, and supporting startups.
YouthUp Global South Asia leadership is headed by Mr. PP Shreyaas, the South Asia Regional Director, Asian Community Coordinator, and Business Development and Growth head of Asia and Africa, YouthUp Global is collaborating on one of the mega projects with Sathyabama – TBI managed by Mr. Gautham Palaniswamy, CEO & Manager of the hub.
Both organizations are partnering up for the betterment of greater sustainability and technology forums in Asia and Africa and greater relations. To begin with, projects include a presence in India towards the peninsular and coastal ends.
The Chief Guest, Shri. M Sesha Sai graced this event by inaugurating the center by cutting the auspicious red ribbon, where he also extended his support from the Government of Seychelles for this initiative and to take projects forward on this beautiful island. He also suggested important inputs for this project to create an impact down the line, as YouthUp Global South Asia and Sathyabama – TBI plan to participate in their events, connect with the government, and involve the youth in volunteering programs.
Other members present at the inauguration were Mr. Karthikeyan Bhardwaj, Country Representative of YouthUp Global India and Sathyabama – TBI Team, and a virtual message conveyed by Dr. Faith Nwaobia, Founder and President of YouthUp Global from Africa.
This collaboration marks many initiatives to prosper together and create global togetherness, which they are looking forward to.