The project provides grants for street youth groups to start their own YouthLEAP venture that allows them to engage in business that improve their productivity and sustain their behavior change goals
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Hundreds of street peer educators and other at-risk youth are left without better development endeavours, next level competencies and capacities to sustain their change objectives after serving projects and NGOs once external funding and subsidies ceased and leave bringing with them the knowledge and skills acquired through the years. These same peer educators and their peers go back to their previous conditions and return to their service providers with same needs.
How will this project solve this problem?
Peer groups of at least 10 members will be developed into a venture and develop their: social, human, financial and physical assets that prepares them to sustainably engage in a supervised business activities in their respective communities
Potential Long Term Impact
YouthLEAP seeks to sustain behavior change goals and efforts among street youth, transition them to non-exploitative income generation and facilitate achievement of their life goals and aspirations. We expect to reach 100 youth groups in 3 years time
Total Funding Received to Date: $40
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $40 . The original project funding goal was $45,000.