LIFE PROJECT CENTERS
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - HANOÏ (NGOC HA)
In Hanoi, young people living in slums in the city center survive by carrying out a variety of precarious odd jobs. Young women from Hamong, Dao Red and Thai ethnic minorities have no access to education and health systems. Their farming parents grow rice without earning an income. Due to lack of job opportunities and structure on arrival in the city, the women often fall victim to sexual trafficking with neighboring countries. To provide the right conditions for following the LP4Y program, they are given accommodation in the brand new "Women Entrepreneurs' House", just next to the center. As they manage the two Bread & Smiles Micro-Economic Initiatives, they regain their dignity, regain confidence in their potential and gradually become real added value for growing local and international businesses.
LIFE PROJECT CENTER - HO CHI MINH (GO VAP)
In Vietnam, there are very few initiatives for the deaf and hearing-impaired. Those who are impoverished and living in exclusion, without the means to pay for private schooling, find themselves socially and professionally isolated. The Go Vap center in the north of the Vietnamese capital welcomes young people from very poor families or who are estranged from their families, but also deaf Youth, to enable them to develop the skills necessary for finding decent work. In the Bread & Smiles program, the deaf Youth run a catering business specializing in the baking and delivery of pastries. The Revival program specializes in the creation and sale of recycled items. The Youth are supported by various companies and partner organizations, notably through the Youth Inclusion Network which is developing in Vietnam.