There are currently 1.2 billion Youth aged between 15 and 24. 550 million of them are living below the poverty threshold of $2 a day. Life Project 4 Youth is an organization that strongly believes Young People facing extreme poverty are capable of becoming great entrepreneurs if someone gives them a smile, a supporting work, room to grow, and trust.
LP4Y was founded by a group of European (France, Belgium & Luxemburg) and US entrepreneurs who took on a challenge to set up “Life Project Centers” (LPC) near slum areas in Philippines, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. LP4Y has developed a unique Professional Training for Entrepreneurs (PTE) program, which provides the selected underprivileged Youth with an opportunity to join the 18-month integration ecosystem, and to receive coaching and mentoring from the LP4Y volunteers, as well as professional partners and universities.
Once a Young Adult has been accepted by a coach, he or she is invited to join a team of 15 others, working together on a micro-economic activity. By means of the micro-economic activities developed by each LPC, combined with a specially adapted pedagogy, the Young Adults work as a team on the creation, development and management of a business. The PTE journey is a demanding program structured around three pillars of Working, Learning, and Guidance, and is divided into four successive stages: Autonomy, Responsibility, Management, and Entrepreneurship. This apprenticeship gives them the keys to managing their own lives and escaping exclusion to achieve a decent existence (employment, accommodation, good health, and education).
LP4Y currently operates Life Project Centers in 16 cities across Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. The organization also wants to launch an E-learning platform where the underprivileged youth can learn English, acquire computer literacy, and get additional guidance for their life projects. This way, the Young Adults can supplement their learning outside of LPC and get support when needed. Moreover, the E-learning platform will serve as a hub connecting different stakeholders of the LP4Y community.
You can learn more about Life Project 4 Youth here: http://www.lp4y.org
In the third follow up project with LP4Y, NGC Consultants will define and structure the E-learning project and prepare a brief to educate prospective users and potential partners about its goals and benefits.
Specific recommendations to be developed by the Consulting team are:
1. Gather best practices from successful E-learning platforms employed by similar organizations
a. Research relevant types of platform architectures and most effective e-learning tools
b. Propose the best structure and design for the LP4Y E-learning platform, based on the findings
2. Develop a brief outlining the goals, structure, and benefits of the E-learning platform, targeting LP4Y members (brochure) and potential partners (short PowerPoint)
3. Identify the criteria for partner selection and suggest 2-3 E-learning tool providers for LP4Y to approach
The LP4Y team will incorporate your recommendations when operative, tactical and strategic decisions are to be made in the near future.