Khushbu Pachouri, Train 4 Change Sangam Vihar, Delhi, India
After the lockdown, LP4Y started a new project : give trainings to community. The Life Project Center Sangam Vihar became a Training Development Center (TDC). Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, the 2 teams of 17 Youths are sharing education, knowledge and skills by giving English and Computer trainings : from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Youths are giving English Training, from 3:30pm to 4:15pm, computer training, and from 4:15pm to 4:30 pm : tea, cookies and namkeen. Later, we will answer to the community needs by adding new trainings like Hindi, Matha, General knowledge… One day training is fifty rupees; full month training two hundred (8 trainings in total).
The target of the TDC is 18+ adults, 50% reserved for women. All over the world, many international businesses conduct meetings in English, Universities courses are in English, media, internet, scientific papers are available in English, and around the world tourists and travellers use English as a common language. It is a global language, that can help you to get a job, meet new people, acquire some knowledge, gives you access to multiple cultures.
Know how to use computer is important for work, education, and everyday life. It has become a standard in the world. Computer help the students to learn about the world and know what is happening in it. It helps them to reach excellent jobs in the future and succeed in it.
But who is part of this ecosystem ?
My name is Salomé, I'm 25years old, I did a master degree in Crisis Management in France and I'm now a coach in LP4Y Sangam Vihar, Delhi.
My hobbies are reading and discovering India because the culture is very different,
What I prefer in India is the beauty we can find in each and every moment and the kindness of people.
My name is Juliette Fazekas, I’m 26 years old, and i work as a Project Manager - Voices of the Youth at LP4Y. I worked for 2 years as a support on the global coordination of LP4Y, while I was also the Project Manager in charge of the recruitment of new volunteers.
Now, I am starting a new mission as a project manager on the new project called Voices of the Youth - which is a mission around advocacy on Youth inclusion.
I was born in the United States of America, and I moved to France with my family when I was 6 years old, I started to work when I turned 18, right after high school, in fashion, then art, and now in Social Development.
My name is Clémence Laulan, I'm 29 years old and I am French. I lived in France until I was 24 years old and then I lived in Spain for 4 years. I arrived for the first time in India, Delhi - Sangam Vihar Center in February 2020. I work as Project Leader MEI (Micro Economic Initiatives) for the South Asia zone (meaning: India, Nepal and Myanmar countries). My mission is to help developing the MEI of each LP4Y center.
My name is Laetitia Hra, I’m 27 years old, I am working as Country Coordinator - Philippines for LP4Y. I grew up in Morocco until 18 years old. Then I went to France where I started to study Human Resources.
Before LP4Y, I was working in a business school as a project leader partnerships, in order to develop integration opportunities for the students. After 8 months of working in this school, I decided to change my way of life and to do something that has more sense for me. So, I applied for LP4Y and I started my mission as a Project Leader Partnerships for the South Asia zone, based in Delhi - India from August 2019 to September 2020.
This mission consisted of developing partnerships with companies, NGO's and Institutions in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh in order to advocate for Youth inclusion and develop integration opportunities for the Youth. Also, one of my main mission was to accompany the coach to develop their partnerships in their cities
and help them to follow the LP4Y partnership strategy.
After 1 year, I started in October 2020, a new mission in LP4Y as a Country Coordinator for the Philippines. This mission is really interesting as I have very different subjects every day regarding the Youth, the Stars, the Catalysts...I can not tell you what is a typical day as a Country Coordinator as every day is different, because the situation of each catalyst and youth are different.
However, I can try to describe it in 2 different aspects: one is the support of the Catalysts in the field, by trying to find solutions with them, working together to develop the different projects in The Philippines; another is the coordination of the different projects that we have during the year and accompany the team to realize these projects.
2. The Youth
My name is Abdul Karim, I am 19 years old, I’m studying in 11th class, and there are 6 members in my family. My father Md Kalam works in a factory and my mother Zakeena Khatoon is housewife.
I am in Autonomy step and after LP4Y, I want to join the army before becoming Editor in the future.
My name is Poonam Kumari, I live in Sangam vihar, I am 12th pass out and there are 11 members in my family. I
love listening to music and cooking. I am now in Management step and after LP4Y, I want to become receptionist.
My name is Vandana, I live in sangam vihar new delhi, I am 12th pass out and there are 5 members in my family. I am now in autonomy step and after LP4Y, i want to become lawyer assistant and then lawyer.
My best quality is my good behavior and honesty.
Gulshana & Ashiyana Saifi
My name is Gulshana Saifi, I am 18 year old, I love dancing and I want to become O.T doctor.
My name is Ashiyana Saifi, I am 17 yeard old, I love listening to sad songs and make sketches and I want to become IAS officer.
We are living in Sangam vihar with our 5 family members, and pursuing 12th class.
My name is Laxmi Chauhan, I am 20 years old, I live in Sangam Vihar, and I have done my 10th (CBSE) and 12th standard (NIOS).
I am now in Autonomy step and after LP4Y, I want to become airport ticketing executive, before opening my own business.
My first quality is being positive,being myself,and being strong. My hobbies are dancing, reading books,and playing racket.
My name is Rahil Khan, I am 22 years old, I am pursuing B.A final year from ignou and I live in delhi, sangam vihar.
I am now in the management step and i want to work in a computer line like data entry, before becoming fashion designer.
My name is Shama, I am 15 years old, I am 9 class pursuing and I like all the English trainings in LP4Y.
My name is Shabham Khatoon, I am 13 years old, I am pursuing 8 class, I want to become a Doctor.
I understand all the topics training and I like both training English and Computer.
My name is simar Safi, I am 11 years old, I am 6 class pursuing, and my dream is to become a Doctor.
I love learning English and understand all things and I like both training subject english and computer.
My name is Zaira Safi, I am 10 years old, I am pursuing 6th class and my hobbies are singing songs and play online games.
My dream is to become a Doctor. I like the trainings and I learn more topic tenses, verbs.
I most like the English trainings.
My name is Shifa Safi, I am 12 years old, I am pursuing 7 class, my hobbies play online games and my dream is to become an Indian police service officer. I
like both ENGLISH and COMPUTER trainings.
My name is Shamsalam Shek, I am 18 years old, I am 9 pass out, my hobby is playing cricket and my dream is to become a Doctor.
Thanks to LP4Y trainings, my English is better than before and I most like Computer training.
My name is Yafi Safi, I am 7 years old, I am 6 class pursuing, my hobby is playing cricket and my dream is to become ARMY OFFICER.
I like training and learn how to use Computer and speak english. Thank you for helping me
My name is Laurène Becquart, I’m 28 years old, I studied Philosophy, Political Science and Economics + documentary Photography Master. I have been a volunteer for LP4Y for a few months leading sessions about women's empowerment and photography as well.
An important point I’ve noticed between French and Indian culture ? The difference of the CONCEPT OF LIFE AND DEATH between India and the western world (including France). In India, death is part of the daily life, part
of the life cycle, it is not a fearful thing to avoid at all cost, it is something that everyone has to go through.
Therefore death is not hidden, ageing (getting old) is not scary, old people are not isolated, funerals are on the open, thus, death just becomes one part of the life cycle.
Few words about the writer :
My name is Khushbu, I am 20 years old, 12th passed out and I live in New Delhi. I am in Responsibility step. I am pursuing Bachelor of Arts 2nd year. My favorite subjects are History and Home science. My hobbies are listening to songs in Panjabi and watching horror movies. On my free time, I also enjoy sports like foot-ball and reading English story books, I like traveling by train, My favourite Bollywood movie is Dharkar and Hollywood movie Twilight all parts, My favourite song is Tujhe Na Dekhu Toh Chain, I like meet stranger parson.
LP4Y Stories is the first project I have to handle in LP4Y center so it is very important for me. This project is a real work experience in journalism as I want to become reporter. Thank you to my coach Salome Jacqui and Laura Baptiste. Salome discussed with Laura about me and both selected me to handle this project. It is an opportunity I can not forget in my whole life. First, I talked to Laura on whatsapp video call, she told me how to make LP4Y stories. She is a very nice and good person. Salome also every time helps me in my work by giving me advices. Without advice, I am not able to do anything. I also thanks Clémence, all LP4Y catalysts, Abdul Karim, and all team members.
The trainees give English trainings to the Youth. They learn to use correct English grammar and spelling and to form a sentence in correct English.
Computer training on how to use a computer and teach knowledge and skills.
The Youth are taught to use google docs (words, excel, slides) and managing their files.