Improving access to energy efficiency for the most disadvantaged

The Green Village in Raipur, India

The association LP4Y (Life Project for Youth), created in 2009, works with young people living in extreme poverty in a dozen countries, including India. Its innovative teaching approach based on entrepreneurship relies on the creation of an ecosystem of social and professional integration.
In 2018, LP4Y launched a pilot project: the creation of a Center for Excellence in Raipur, the capital of the state of Chhattisgarh. Raipur's Green Village hosts 80 youth every three months who are chosen upon completion of a technical training course. They receive training while helping to build and manage the Green Village.

The experience provides youth who have already acquired professional skills with the opportunity to test and improve their abilities by working on several projects: a youth hostel and restaurant, a community coffee shop, sustainable skills (construction, gardening, electricity, furniture) and a bank that handles local currency. The Rexel Foundation supports this project primarily as it relates to sustainable development and solar energy solutions.

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