LP4Y will further expand its activities in 2017/2018
LP4Y Growth Plan 2017/2018
Thanks to your support, LP4Y plans to increase its activities in existing and new countries in South East Asia. By the end of this year, a new centre will be opened at Cagayan de Oro, in the Philippines.
Next year, our organization will launch its operations in a new country, Nepal (Katmandu), and 4 new centers will also open in India: Bombay, Chhattisgarh, Bangalore and Pondichery.
In 2018, our operations will start in 3 new countries: Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Opening those additional centers will allow us achieve our goal of getting young people off the streets, restore hope and give them a new life with a job.
Marqués à Vie / Scarred by Life , a book to offer for the Holiday!
Lucie Taurines chose to turn her back on a successful business career and left to work as a volunteer with LP4Y in the Philippines from 2013 to 2015. She is now the President of LP4Y France.
In her book, Marqués à vie, she describes her mission and invites the reader to join her in the adventure. She speaks candidly about the transformative effects of these encounters, on herself and on the young people she meets. She recounts her 3 years, highlighted by tears and laughter, dramatic episodes and successes.
An exceptional adventure, full of discoveries and interesting personalities, in which the author also went through a personal journey of self-discovery.
The LP4Y Portrait: Bruno d'Illiers
Bruno d'Illiers, 48 years old, is Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas CIB Americas. He is also Vice President of LP4Y USA. Last November, he was part of the team who ran the New York Marathon for LP4Y, who managed to raise more than $17,000 for the organization.
What do you remember most about when you were young?
What hit me the most when I was young was to discover Spain at the time of the death of Franco. My father had been appointed at the French Embassy in Madrid, and we arrived a week before Franco’s death. The country had lived under a cloud of darkness for years, and suddenly it was awakening. This was my first experience of poverty. We went on a trip to Extremadura (North West of the country) and we discovered entire villages without electricity, no running water, empty vegetable gardens, and people were running to us because they were starving.
How did you realize the importance of inclusion ?
I took care of disabled people for almost 15 years when I was young. I realized that the weakest are sometimes the strongest. The smile of a young disabled person or a kid in difficult circumstances are sometimes more fulfilling than being surrounded by people as lucky as me. We can all enrich each other.
Then again, maybe it is my natural curiosity: we have a lot to learn from others.
What are your hopes for LP4Y?
I discovered LP4Y through Thierry Delaporte whom I met six years ago. A few years later, I was lucky enough to meet Jean-Marc and Laure. They don’t like to brag, but they could move mountains. I immediately felt that LP4Y was home. It’s not just words, they are really changing the lives of these young people. They get them out of poverty, help them to become adults, allow them to be proud of themselves and proud of their jobs. LP4Y gives them room in the society. As a project manager, this spirit really speaks to me.
I hope that the LP4Y values will grow and bloom in these countries, and why not, one day in the Americas. I also hope that the beautiful team Thierry is bringing together will continue to keep this great mindset and share the values that illuminate this beautiful charity.