LP4Y: Professional training for entrepreneurs

NGO Name: LP4Y  -  Location: India


India has the world’s largest youth population, 30 % of youth is not working, nor following education or training programs. Millions of them live in critical conditions in urban and rural areas, at risk of exploitation and abuse. Young women also face social and professional integration challenges: about 75% of employed women work in agriculture,  sector with a non-sustained job creation growth, leaving few choices for women who want to pursue a career. 


The BIC Corporate Foundation established its first partnership with LP4Y to build the Green Village in Raipur, thanks to which excluded young adults followed a 3-month residential professional training focused on autonomy, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork skills. Taking into consideration the success of the first project financed, the Foundation renewed its partnership with LP4Y to fund the “professional training for entrepreneurs” project. This training aims to promote the development of hard and soft skills in young adults 17-25 yo through Digital Inc (a collaborative online platform with training and young entrepreneurs' network). Participants of this program receive an allowance, food, and shelter, enabling them to focus on their personal development, autonomy, and empowerment and to have a better potential for success. 

In their own words

I am very very glad that I got the chance to be part of the Green Village in my life. My life has changed so much, I am really happy now. My family also, they are proud of me and of what I do, they never imagined before I could do this job in a nice place like the hotel and I can earn this salary. I feel like example for my brothers also, it is a very nice feeling. I feel deeply happy, everyday I wake up and I think I took the right decision to enter LP4Y training and I am so grateful.

Roshni Patel, youth from batch 3, working as Receptionist in a hotel.


NGO Name: LP4Y  -  Location: Asia


Young people living in extreme poverty zones are particularly vulnerable and face a lack of opportunities during this sanitary crisis and lockdown situation. They face food shortage, job losses, inflation and the shut-down of the informal economy which is challenging the daily living of millions of people. What’s more, the unhealthy living environment is incompatible with social distancing and increases their risk of exposure.


The COVID projects aim to prevent these families from becoming collateral damages of the crisis:

  • Supporting excluded Young adults and their families during the Covid-19 crisis
    The first project supports disadvantaged young adults and their families during the COVID-19 crisis by providing a weekly allowance over the period of three months to young adults which are part of the program as well as alumni. The weekly allowance will enable young adults and their families to get money to afford food, hygiene and medicine during the crisis.
  • Development of Digital Inc., a new pedagogical and networking platform
    The second project is a new learning and networking platform aimed to support educational goals. The Digital Inc., platform enables every signed-up member to benefit from ongoing educational courses and allows them to work on their life project. The young people receive a one-year license to help them prepare a better future thanks to online interactions with corporate and an upgradeable personal career management profile.