TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CENTER
“More than ever, given the current circumstances, LP4Y’s presence makes perfect sense in this small country which nonetheless has more than 165 million inhabitants. This prompts us to wonder daily about the solutions and innovations that will make it possible not to overlook the Youth but instead ensure they take their rightful place in a future, as yet unbuilt, that must be resolutely inclusive, resilient, and ambitious.”
BASHANTEK - DHAKA
In Bangladesh, of the 31 million Youth aged 15 to 24, 72% are unemployed or in vulnerable employment. More than 4 million people live in the slums around Dhaka, so the Training & Development Center has been established in Bhashantek, a northern slum with more than 20,000 inhabitants.
The LP4Y Bangladesh legal structure has been created and the Catalyst teams are forging strong links with organizations, companies and individuals who are committed to supporting the project’s development and the integration of Young Women.
In February 2021, the center was inaugurated and the renovation work began. The first Youth joining the program will conduct a survey in the local community to determine which needs the future MEIs will meet.
In view of the country’s many challenges (overpopulation, unemployment, global warming and migration, etc.), the teams are already working on the opening of a Green Village and a second Training & Development Center.