Jimi Oostrum, Education Specialist, Unicef Nepal Country Office
"I became aware of LP4Y in Nepal in early 2020 as UNICEF was looking at initiatives that support skill programs for adolescents in Nepal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that was imposed accordingly, I was not able to come and visit the project that time as was planned. However, I got reconnected with the LP4Y team during the first months of the lockdown as they reached out to see how they could support the different grassroots initiatives that had started to provide emergency support for families in need of food and sanitation supplies. The team has highly impressed me in the way they are willing to engage at the ground level and in a highly challenging context, while remaining positive and sensitive to the cultural context. The information meeting organized by LP4Y allowed me to get a better understanding of the work the organization supports and the overarching aims and objectives they pursue in terms of their projects and their goal to unleash the potential of young women in Nepal. Especially given Nepal is currently entering its demographic window of opportunity, the youth is the key to coming back from the coming crisis as well as the country getting back on track towards its long term goals."
"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead