Skills & Livelihood

Partnership with Life Project for Youth

Life Project 4 Youth is a partner of Tomorrow’s Foundation 100% dedicated to the integration of Young Adults living in extreme poverty and exclusion. LP4Y has created Life Project Centers (LPCs) - incubators for entrepreneurial projects - where marginalized Young Adults receive all the necessary support as they make their way towards social and professional inclusion. There are currently 1.2 billion Youth aged between 15 and 24 worldwide. 550 million, that is, nearly 1 in 2, suffer from malnutrition, illness or violence. In 2025, 1 billion Youth will be living below the poverty threshold of US$1.90 a day. In response to this stressing situation, a group of friends have taken up a challenge: to set up Life Project Centers (LPCs) near slum areas as a means to guide Youth toward their professional and social insertion.

As a result of these centers dozens of young people have completed their training and joined the job market. Moreover, the project has further extended through the establishment of new centers at Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Bangalore and Chennai. In the next twelve months LP4Y aims to accompany nearly 500 youths to integrate them into professional and social life with the launching of anew centre and the consolidation of those launched in 2015-16.

The most important criteria for a young person’s inclusion in these centers are demonstration of serious commitment and motivation from the Young Adult. Aged between 18 and 24 years old, the Youth joins a team of 15 other Young Adults, and each team is guided by a dedicated coach. Following the initial discovery week, each Young Adult receives a weekly allowance, sufficient to fulfill their basic needs. It also allows them to start saving up for the development of their future Life Project. The amount of the allowance increases as they complete the successive steps of the PTE and leads to the creation of micro-businesses.

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