SMAYL is a phonetic distortion of “smile” and stands for Seeds for Mindanao Advocacy and Youth Leadership. It is a youth leadership program which introduces the story of peace and conflict in Mindanao through a hybrid of online and offline programming geared towards an action agenda.
SMAYL is one of the recipients of the 2021 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition. YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the Cultural Vistas and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN