LIFE PROJECT CENTERS
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - HLAING THAR YAR
In April 2019, the team of LP4Y catalysts settled in Yangon, the ancient capital of the country and the main commercial center. After 3 months of mapping the city, the coaches decided to settle in Hlaing Thar Yar, located in the western part of Yangon. It is one of the largest municipalities in the country and the most populated. The township has 20 neighborhoods and nine villages. Hlaing Thar Yar is also one of the largest industrial parks in the country, with mainly clothing, car parts, processed food and other light industries. A large number of factories located in this area provide many small daily jobs, with poor conditions and the lowest wages possible. In July 2019, 20 young people joined the first English course. 60% are young women and 40% are young men. Most of them are internal Burmese migrants who, for economic or climate reasons, have moved inland from the coastal areas in the hope of finding a job in Yangon. By the end of September 2019, these 20 young people had reached Autonomy step and were divided into two teams to launch the complete Professional Training for Entrepreneurs and to create two micro-economic activities.