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New Horizons, an opportunity for the most vulnerable young women and men in India.
The funds raised by The New Humanity will be donated to support New Horizons, one of the numerous projects backed by the Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Foundation through its almost twenty year partnership with Save the Children. New Horizons aims to combat the social and economic marginalisation of the new generations from the most vulnerable categories of the population in the area around Calcutta in India and make sure they have a better future. Lavazza has been supporting these sustainable development activities for the last three years through A Cup of Learning, the international programme run by the Lavazza Foundation in nine countries that provides training for socially disadvantaged young people seeking employment.
The initial phase of New Horizons, completed after three years in March 2020, has already produced important results and the funds raised by New Humanity 2021 will help finance the second phase of the project, with the aim of giving a chance to young people from 15 to 24 who live in situations of abuse and exploitation by offering them a path to employment. New Horizons has a particularly strong social impact among young women, encouraging gender equality: professional opportunities, adequate training and a decent wage give girls in particular a way to be more aware of their rights and become a model for so many other young women as they strive to change their lives.