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.
22 yo, Management Step, TDC Bashantek, Dakka
I live in Bhashantek, Dhaka with my parents & younger brother. I finished my college in 2017 but unfortunately I couldn’t continue my university studies due to financial problems. I want to be independent because I don't want to get married. I want to be able to make my own choices in life. For now I want to focus on my career because I don't want to be a burden for others. LP4Y helps us by developing our Life Project Plan in order to have a good job. During this 6-months training we do company visits, we learn how to manage a project but also time management & mock interviews. Doing all this gives us an idea how it will be when we will enter the professional world. That’s how LP4Y helps me. Soon I’ll have a good job and then I’ll be able to live independently and also help my family.
- Read also the testimony of Pierre Marie, Catalyst of TDC Bashantek
- Watch the video of Rumana about gender equality in Bangladesh