Credit: LP4Y Luxembourg

The NGO Life Project 4 Youth (LP4Y) Luxembourg ran a donation campaign from 4 to 10 July 2020.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the additional budgetary costs engendered by this global pandemic have undermined development associations and NGOs, which nevertheless continue their actions to support people in great difficulty. Since 2009, LP4Y Luxembourg has been developing an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the integration of young people aged 17 to 24 who are victims of extreme poverty and social exclusion in Asia: the Philippines, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Myanmar. The teams remained on site during the pandemic, continuing their support for young people and their families by continuing to pay them allowances and allowing young people to continue to follow their distance training.

The major event of this year, the advocacy on the integration of young people in Luxembourg, AGORA 4 YOUTH, and its last round table of the cycle “Crossed Looks on the inclusion of young people”, which was to take place in the premises of KPMG Luxembourg, has been postponed until the first quarter of next year. Instead, LP4Y Luxembourg focused its recent activity on collecting donations from individuals and companies, such as the Solidareschen Apéro Dohem.

As life gradually begins to return to "normal" within the centres, the coming weeks and months will be full of challenges. Businesses are starting to reopen, but many young people and their families no longer have any savings.

This month's donation campaign kicked off with a Charity Summer Day at the Café des Capucins on Saturday 4 July 2020, in accordance with the recommeneded barrier gestures, and continues on LP4Y Luxembourg's social networks with testimonies from young people who share their life project.

The KPMG Foundation has supported the NGO, which mainly consists of volunteers, throughout.