Green Villages are established in regions away from the big cities, and offer a pedagogy that is specially tailored for Youth living in rural communities. In the future, each new country in which LP4Y operates will benefit from several Life Project Centers, and at least one Green Village.
A Green Village is an ecovillage built using natural and traditional building methods that respect the environment and aim at a circular economy. A Green Village is a home for the Youth and for the supervising team, and the infrastructures are made available to the local community.
Each month, the Youth organize activities designed to raise awareness within the community. Soon, all Green Villages will be equipped to organize events to raise awareness about environmental protection and the professional integration of Youth.
GREEN VILLAGE - CALAUAN - PHILIPPINES
Located 4 hours south of Manila, Calauan is a relocation zone for thousands of families from the capital’s slums. Living conditions there are particularly harsh due to the lack of infrastructure and geographic isolation. Since 2013, 237 Youth have acquired their first positive professional experience here, in a supportive and ecological environment. They run 3 Micro Economic Initiatives: Eco-Construction, Deco’Me and Green Garden, developing bamboo constructions, water filtration systems and the design of eco-responsible innovations. 2020 marks the end of the construction period. The Green Village will soon be able to host training sessions and events with a capacity of 400 people for daytime events and 50 residential.
GREEN VILLAGE - RAIPUR - INDIA
In July 2015, the Indian government launched "Skill India", a national campaign to facilitate young people's access to short professional technical training. Despite this political will, the professional integration results on completion of the training are unsatisfactory. In Chhattisgarh, the majority of young people come from farming families and live in very rural areas: they have no connection to the world of work and are not used to working in a professional environment. In partnership with the government and the professional training centers, LP4Y accompanies them towards professional stability. Thanks to a strong network of partners, more coaches to support young people and an intensive residential program, the Youth quickly find their bearings, start taking responsibility, become autonomous in their search for employment and once integrated into a company, work to facilitate the integration of successive LP4Y graduates by means of an active Stars Club.
The Green Village Raipur, in rural Chhattisgarh, opened its doors in July 2018. Since then, more than 200 Youth have been accompanied by a team of trainers, coaches and 180 local partners who generously provide professional exposure and support professional integration. During a 3-month residential program, they develop confidence and professionalism, learning to manage 9 eco-friendly micro-businesses that operate as a circular economy.
GREEN VILLAGE - KATHMANDU - NEPAL
Based in Budhanilkantha, north-west of Kathmandu, the Green Village was inaugurated in January 2020 with a first batch of 20 Young women. This almost self-sufficient eco-village is composed of 4 micro-businesses: the Ukali Orali restaurant; Sapana Creation in charge of equipment and construction; Sath Sath Service for events and logistics; and Sajha Bank, creating and managing the Green Village currency. In 2020, it will support 240 Youth through entrepreneurial training focused on professional skills and on building bridges with businesses, thereby stimulating the local economy.