LIFE PROJECT CENTER - TONDO
Tondo is one of the most densely populated and unsanitary areas in the world, where 70% of the population is under 25 years of age. Young women manage 3 activities: Aurora and Bloom, hand-made embroidered accessories for women and toys for children, and Solareto, rental of solar lamps for homes without electricity. Skills developed in managing orders and customer service gave the Young women the keys to integration, and 79% of them found decent work in 2019. A new Little Angels Academy has opened, piloting the new early childhood pedagogy replicated in the 3 other Little Angels Academies.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - TAGUIG
In Taguig, the Life Project Center lies between two opposite worlds: that of shantytowns and that of the major business districts of the capital. Youth from the Healthy Corner program provide catering for businesses. A second team was created in late 2019 to meet growing demand. The Catalysts have developed a powerful inclusion ecosystem that creates bridges between these two worlds.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - PAYATAS
The Life Project Center Payatas, located near landfills in northeast Manila, welcomes 34 women and their children to a Little Angels Academy. The Fashion 4 Youth t-shirt production team accepted numerous orders in 2019. The Young Women initiated technical innovations and exemplary collective organization. The PayataSport program has increased the organization of sports activities for more than 1,500 slum dwellers. In 2020, the Young women are promoting the benefits of sport to schoolchildren.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - CEBU
Meanwhile, at the Life Project Center, a new Micro Economic Initiative has been created: a solidarity hostel called BNB 4 Change. Following renovation of the site, the Youth will be able to offer 3 bedrooms, 1 restaurant and 1 outdoor lounge, as well as various tourist services.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - CAGAYAN DE ORO
The Life Project Center Cagayan de Oro, located close to a landfill, houses 2 teams, including one for hearing impaired Youth. After sign language classes for all, and months of collaborative work, they inaugurated the Hear Us Café last August. Together, they offer a quality menu of Filipino dishes and are open two days a week, serving individuals and businesses. Their next challenges are to organize events to develop their offer and create stronger professional links with the business community.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
LAPU-LAPU & ILIGAN
Since 2013, LP4Y has been offering Young detainees awaiting justice at the Lapu-Lapu City Jail and Iligan City Jail the opportunity to follow the Professional Training for Entrepreneurs. In 2019, Origin became a Training and Development Center for 300 detainees per week in Lapu-Lapu and 80 in Iligan. 17 Youth, Stars, professional and university stakeholders organize personal development workshops and other activities to facilitate community life and reintegration.