LP4Y . Life Project 4 Youth
An NGO which was created 6 months ago in France, Belgium and The Philippines
To help disadvantaged youngsters from 12 to 22 years old (poorest of the poorest) to build real life projects and thus start their adult life in such a way that they will enable them to become effective players.
To support and accompany them, not only as regards the business aspects but also the social and moral factors which are going to be fundamental in their future life, since they often have experienced very difficult childhood with no family or with parents who are unable to help them
The transition period between the end of school or tutorial learning or even college and the beginning of a professional life is always very difficult for all the youth in the world and specially for the one we are speaking about today : street children, abused girls and boys or CICL (Children in Conflict with the Law), special needs, etc.
The goal is, first to gather them in small coherent groups (preselecting process) to imagine with them a project and then do it together in order for them to discover what are the real qualities to become a good entrepreneur.
International NGO audience
Logo will be use for Internet website (next job to do), blogg, newsletter for Members, Donators, International Orgnisation as UN, European Union, etc.
Follow up from the last box :
To make them realize that they need to think before act
Creativity and initiative spirits are fundamental
It’s also a way to increase their self-esteem and self-confidence
Be more and more autonomous
And then believe in their future
Methodology : “I can’t but we do it! “
Work here in the Philippines in collaboration with existing and renowned associations who have in-depth knowledge of their youth’s personal history and potential.
Meet a group of youngsters (coherent one with the same origins, history, follow up…) to imagine with them what they are dreaming to do and what they can do)
Begin the real activity including; marketing and sales skills, logistics, purchase, administration process, accountings, client’s relationships.
Every action is prepared, done and analyze together to see how it can be improved.
When problems occur, they need to find a solution together.
Weekly allowances to all workers which enable them to pay for their transportation, food, hygiene, grooming and lodging if necessary.
We would like to have a professionnal logo. It should be light and clear, as "open" logo. Something easy to remember, memorable but young. There may be a symbol but playing with the letters could be an option or both at the same time.
Follow up from the last box :
Regular evaluations are done to listen individually what they are experiencing. How they can improve and what they really want to do. The result of these evaluations is some rewards, upgrading and perspective for the future.
The future of such program is to allow the youngsters who really want, to become part of the little company to manage it by themselves. We know that it will take 2 or 3 years to become a real business. The principle is that they will be independent as soon as they can reimburse the initial investment with as soon as they needed the support or advises of the LP4Y foundation.