La Fondation Roquette pour la Santé supports the Care 4 Change program, developed by the Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) association to raise awareness of health and nutrition issues for more than 13,000 local community members and to promote access to vocational training for young women.
The Life Project 4 Youth association has aimed to develop innovative solutions for the professional and social integration of young adults aged 17 to 24 living in extreme poverty and socially excluded.
For more than 10 years, the LP4Y association has been active in seven countries in Asia and the Mediterranean basin. It has accompanied more than 5,000 young people thanks to an innovative pedagogy based on five pillars: learning by doing, the potential of young people, the ecosystem, frugality and difference.
To better meet the needs of young people, LP4Y is progressively orienting its “Training Development Centers” towards micro-activities that are fully dedicated to advocating for better access to knowledge for the people living nearby. In this new model of 100% advocacy, young people are at the center of the process: they first receive training on specific health issues, then develop fun ways of communicating and then pass on their knowledge. As true agents of change, the young people generate real awareness around them and thus contribute to improving the living conditions of the members of their community. The center in Malwani, north of Mumbai in India, which has become a Training Development Center, is now being exported to Tinkune (Kathmandu, Nepal) and Tondo (Manila, Philippines). As a result, Care 4 Change is raising awareness of health and nutrition issues for more than 13,000 local community members and promotes access to vocational training for young women. They can then prepare to enter the job market and improve their living conditions and those of their families in a sustainable way.
Directly in contact with doctors, dieticians, nutritionists and even chefs, the young people develop their knowledge on these themes.
Through their own training, the young people raise awareness in their community about the importance of healthy eating and highlight the bad eating habits that can lead to certain diseases, such as diabetes.