LIFE PROJECT CENTERS
When the organization of sporting events was banned, the Young Women of PayataSport found an outlet for their creativity by developing a YouTube channel on which they shared tutorials on sporting activities such as Zumba. Their videos were followed by more than 3,000 people. The Fashion 4 Youth team created a new catalog and product promotion video, as well as producing tote bags for Catalysts completing their mission. They organized 14 events throughout the year, selling their products and raising awareness of LP4Y.
While these digital initiatives were ongoing, a delegation from the French Embassy came to meet the Youth and talk with them.
In 2021, the center will become a Training & Development Center. More Young women will be supported and PayataSport will be renamed Move 4 Change. There will be an advocacy element in addition to the multisport club activity, also managed by the Young women. They will operate awareness campaigns on the benefits of sport using their social networks. With the publication of content on their Facebook page (videos of sports sessions, testimonials from sports Coaches, nutritionists, etc.), they will develop their communication skills and become advocates in their community.
Star of Fashion 4 Youth
"Before LP4Y, I stayed home to help my mother. I joined the program in 2019. Within the team I discovered different departments, I learnt to be more responsible and developed various skills. LP4Y gave me the opportunity to be an entrepreneur and to follow my dreams. Last January, I joined an immersive program in H&M. Since then, I have discovered the rules of the company and have had different missions. To work requires sacrifices, but it doesn't bother me as long as I am happy doing my job."
CAGAYAN DE ORO
In the Cagayan de Oro center, half of the Youth supported are deaf and mute. Sign language is therefore the official means of communication for teamwork. In 2020, the teams stepped up advocacy on behalf of Deaf and Mute Youth and created a booklet for learning sign language.
A Community Mobilizer was hired and is working hard to find integration partners who will support the Youth in their search for internships and as they prepare their first steps in the professional world.
This year, despite a much tougher climate for socio-professional integration, 12 Youth have entered the decent world: in the restaurant sector, as English teachers or as sales managers.
In 2021, the famous “Hear Us Café” operated by the Youth will be renovated. The Youth are working on creating a new visual identity to develop their clientele. The café is also becoming a popular venue for workshops and sessions on sign language training and learning to live together.
“I finished LP4Y in February 2021 and had a wonderful experience. I got hired on a job at Georgetown Jollibee in March. I can see that for us deaf people, it is more challenging to find a job when we are graduated. But working hard, we find a job. I am proud. I am very lucky to be part of the LP4Y program and get the support and motivation from the team. Thank you to all the Coaches that have helped me in the past.”