LIFE PROJECT CENTERS 

 PHILIPPINES 

 

 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.

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MARIECHU PERLATA

Development of decent job opportunities, Manila, Philippines

“Before, I stayed at home and only had the money my husband gave me. My neighbors put me down, saying that a teenage mom couldn’t realize her dreams. One day, one of my friends encouraged me to join LP4Y. I learned a lot. Not just English and computer skills, but also how to be professional and become more independent and stronger. It’s what I always wanted to be, ever since I was little. Now I work for LP4Y. I learn how to motivate my community and work with the local authorities. I realized that my dream was actually to be a woman who can help her community to develop and escape poverty.”

 

 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.

PRESCILA OLORES

Entrepreneurship step, Healthy Corner, Manila, Philippines

“When I joined LP4Y, I dreamed that one day I would have a happy life. Whenever I saw office workers, I dreamed of one day working in an office. I started to dream bigger, to achieve more things, to face up to everyday challenges. For me, attendance is very important, because every day is a learning opportunity, and I don’t want to miss the achievements, advice, challenges or time spent with the team and with the coach. My self-confidence and communication skills have improved, thanks to the direct contact I have with customers. I have learned how to run a business, how to speak in public, and I have developed skills in sales techniques.”

 

 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.

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NOVELYN VALEÑA

20, Star of the LPC Payatas, Employee at H&M

“Before LP4Y I was helping my mother at home. I joined the program in 2019. Within the team, I could discover many departments, be more responsible, improve many skills. LP4Y gave me a reason to be an Entrepreneur and to pursue all of my dreams. Last January, I integrated an immersion program at H&M. In this program, I learn the rules and discover various positions. Working asks sacrifices, but if you love what you are doing, you will never get tired of it.”

 

 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.

ROLYNDON BACUS

Management step, program BnB 4 Chnage (ex-MyCraft)

"Before joining LP4Y, I did nothing, I helped my mother with the daily tasks (cleaning, dishes, laundry ...). There are 7 of us at home: my mother, my father, my nephews and nieces. One day a friend told me about LP4Y and I decided to join the program. I want to become a computer technician or programmer because I like it and there are many job opportunities in this sector. Since joining LP4Y, I feel more confident and I have learned to be professional. Now I have a better daily rhythm. I go to bed early and get up early. I do not see my friends until the weekend. The new economic microactivity is a challenge for the entire team. We will have more experience and also more opportunities to find a job in the future."

 

 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.

REGEN BACARRO

Entrepreneurs step, program Hear Us (ex-Yummy)

“I decided to join LP4Y because it’s a way for me to change my life. We are 8 at home. Before, I wanted to have a little grocery store, but I wanted to get more experience and not be stuck selling little stuff for ever. Now I want to work in a call center. Before I behaved childishly, but when you work in the professional world you have to be more serious. During LP4Y training I developed skills, learned to be more comfortable and increased my self-confidence. My message to the Youth currently in the program is: keep going, never give up, take more responsibility. Thank you to the coaches who gave their time to support us.”

 

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.

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Life Project 4 Youth Alliance is a federation of 19 organizations in 13 countries whose mission is the development of innovative solutions for the professional and social inclusion of Young people (17-24 yo) from extreme poverty and victims of exclusion. 

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