by: Ida Mandinyenya
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Social Responsibility |
For August, we championed youth initiatives to celebrate International Youth Day that was observed last August 12! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet youth from marginalized communities who are part of Life Project for Youth's (LP4Y) social and professional development program.
Salmat employees from Cyberscape site had the opportunity to join the commemorations by hosting 'Shakes and Cupcakes' to support our non-profit organization partner LP4Y which is committed to the social and professional development of unemployed youth living in slum communities through 12 Professional Training for Entrepreneurs programs across the Philippines.
The Green Program is one of the 12 economic activity programs situated in Calauan, Laguna in a resettlement area known as Southville 7. It is a microenterprise that sells fresh fruit shakes and home-baked cupcakes to the general public and is run solely by LP4Y youth who manage the day-to-day operations.
Charmina Merene, Diosdado Abrigo, and Joh Ann Almarines, together with their LP4Y Coach Mathilde Collignon, tantalized taste buds with a fresh selection of banana, mango, and avocado fruit shakes as well as cupcakes. Throughout the morning, Salmat employees had the opportunity to interact with the Green Program team and learn more about their experience with LP4Y. The fruit shakes were so popular that the young entrepreneurs ran out of fruits before the event was scheduled to end. Life Coach Mathilde expressed her deepest gratitude to Salmat for extending the 'Shakes and Cupcakes' opportunity to the youth who are always glad to have new customers.
MicroMissions strongly backs LP4Y's Professional Training for Entrepreneurs program and we look forward to welcoming the young adults again to other similar activities in our MicroSourcing Manila sites.