Quick facts about the project
- The idea for the Desa Les Community Center (DLCC) was born from an Amicorp Community Foundation (ACF) initiative in 2014.
- The ACF is the major stakeholder in the DLCC and has already committed USD 360,000.
- In May of 2016 a perfect plot of land (4900sqm) was purchased in the village of Les, and the plans to build a “top-of-the-line” skills training center unfolded.
- DLCC is already working closely with local experts and consultants in the field of energy and conservation. We aim to be an example to the community by building a truly green and eco friendly center.
- Construction of the center is set to begin in 2018.
- The DLCC project will require an upfront investment of about USD 1.35 million for the actual building of the center, and basic pre-operational costs.
- A further investment of USD 500,000 is required for further operational costs and continued support to make it an overall unique and successful project.
- We aim to make the DLCC project economically viable and self-sustainable within about 10 to 15 years.
- Our goal is to build a green center, with wastewater management techniques, organic permaculture gardens, recycling programs, green roofs, energy efficient lighting, solar energy, and rainwater catchment tanks.
- Our mission is to create better opportunities for disadvantaged youths, by offering skills training that will prepare them for long-term sustainable employment in the multifaceted tourism sector.
- This social enterprise is to be financially self-sustainable without compromising on the promise to deliver quality education at low cost for the marginalized.