In the world today, there are over 1.2 billion young people aged between 15 and 24. Of these, more than 550 million suffer from malnutrition, illness and violence. It is calculated that in 2025, 1 billion young people will be living below the poverty line of $2 US per day.
In response to this desperate situation, a group of friends, entrepreneurs and young people in Europe and the US decided to create Life Project for Youth (LP4Y), an organization dedicated to the integration of young adults living in extreme poverty and exclusion. The challenge was to set up “Life Project Centers (LPC)” near slum areas. By means of entrepreneurial projects operated from these LPCs, LP4Y trains and guides its beneficiaries under the programme towards social and professional inclusion.
Since its inception in 2009, LP4Y has developed: 6 Life Project Centers (LPCs) in the Philippines (Manila, Cebu, and Iligan); 3 LPCs in Indonesia (Jakarta); 3 LPCs in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and 4 in India (New Delhi and Kolkata).