LIFE PROJECT CENTER - PAHARGANJ - DELHI
The Life Project Center Paharganj trains Youth from slums in northern parts of Delhi. Two teams, Yummy Sweet and Yummy Salty, run Micro Economic Initiatives specializing in the production of healthy snacks. The biggest challenges for 2020 are to mobilize more Youth and to raise their profile within the communities.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - SANGAM VIHAR - DELHI
In Sangam Vihar, a very poor area in the South, priority is given to supporting Young women. In the 2 Khazana programs, the Youth make furniture and decorative items. Their expatriate clients in Delhi are demanding, and encourage the Youth to increase their flexibility and improve the quality of their service. Graduated Youth are very involved in the Stars Club and are always ready to support those in training.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - CHENNAI
In 2019, a new Life Project Center was created at the Kannagi Nagar relocation site, home to 150,000 inhabitants. The Life Project Center includes a Little Angels Academy and a multisport field. The 2 teams of Community Champions of Change, made up of 82% Young women, are responsible for promoting sport within their community and organizing discovery sessions, weekly sports lessons and tournaments with support from professionals.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - MUMBAI
Since 2017, the Life Project Center in the economic and financial capital has been training 34 Youth every 9 months, mostly women, from the slum of Malwani - a northern district with a population of 500,000. In January 2019, the 2 teams launched Lifeline, a new program that identifies health professionals in the neighborhood and raises awareness of diseases related to mosquitoes, water quality and malnutrition.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - BENGALURU
2019 was a successful year for the Life Project Center in the predominantly Muslim slum of DJ Halli. After major renovations, the official inauguration and the creation of a new team in March 2019, the Digi’Women Micro Economic Initiative was created. The Young women give weekly computer lessons to the local community. It is a way to combat digital illiteracy, which is a major factor contributing to social and professional exclusion.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - HOSSENPUR - KOLKATA
Hossenpur, in the South-East, has become gentrified and the Youth come from far away to develop their skills within the 2 programs: Tomorrow’s Food School and RIDE (Responsible and Innovative Driving Education). It is therefore likely that the Life Project Center will be moved to Taratala in 2020. Taratala is a former industrial area with 100,000 inhabitants, more than 25% of whom are excluded Young adults living in extreme poverty.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - HOWRAH - KOLKATA
Following a study of the impoverished neighborhoods if Kolkata, LP4Y chose to open a new Life Project Center for the excluded Youth in Howrah. In Kolkata, the authorities regularly relocate shanty towns from the city center to the outskirts. Howrah, connected to Kolkata by a bridge, is now home to the majority of people kicked out of the city center or migrants from the surrounding countryside looking for work. The town is teeming with people and meagre opportunities for low-paying insecure jobs. In Howrah, the new Life Project Center is being renovated. 34 Youth are ready to launch 2 Micro Economic Initiatives in hospitality, events and catering with a view to energizing the NGO Howrah South Point and inspiring key figures in the city to promote Youth inclusion.