LIFE PROJECT 4 YOUTH (LP4Y): THE GREEN VILLAGE RAIPUR AND LP4Y COVID
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
NGO Name: Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y)
Pillar: Access to Education for Girls and Women
Funding Period: 2018-2020
THE GREEN VILLAGE RAIPUR
Today, 1.2 billion people are ages 15 to 24 and half of all youth suffers malnutrition, illness or violence. In India, 89% of working-age young women are unemployed. In Chattisgarh specifically, many young adults are financially marginalized and lack the skills to access decent jobs. Young women are particularly at risk, suffering domestic violence, malnutrition, early marriage, early pregnancies and lower levels of education.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Life Project 4 Youth finances construction of a Green Village and its operations for three years. Young adults in the program follow a three-month residential professional training focused on the topics of autonomy, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork. Students manage micro-companies five days a week to experience and develop career skills and enhance their communication, English, finance and IT abilities in a practical, ecofriendly way.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
"I am very very glad that I got the chance to be part of the Green Village. My life has changed so much, and I am really happy now. My family is also very proud of me and what I do; they never imagined before I could have the job I have and earn this salary. I feel like I am an example for my brothers too. It's a really nice feeling. I wake up every day and think I made the right decision to enter LP4Y training. I am so grateful."
- Roshni Patel, hotel receptionist
Young people living in extreme poverty are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 health crisis, joining millions who face food shortages, job loss and economic inflation and shutdown. In addition, unhealthy living conditions are incompatible with social distancing, increasinf their risk of exposure.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This LP4Y COVID project strives to keep impoverished families from becoming collateral damage of the pandemic.
The first part of this project, “Supporting excluded Young adults and their families during the Covid-19 crisis,” supports disadvantaged young adults and their families by providing a weekly allowance over the period of three months to the program's young adult members and alumni. The stipend helps recipients afford food, medicine and more.
The second project of the project, “Development of Digital Inc., a new pedagogical and networking platform,” is a new learning and networking platform supporting educational goals. The Digital Inc. platform enables each enrolled member to benefit from ongoing educational courses. They receive a one-year license, which grants them access to interactions with professional contacts and an upgradeable career development profile.