Change Agents


September 21, 2017  |  

Post-camp syndrome

#BETHECHANGE! That’s the saying guiding our 10 days of global gathering in Setubal, Portugal. 150 young YMCA & YWCA leaders from 49 countries around the world were gathered and united by the same vision – to empower young people! But it’s not something we will just talked about for ten days and then forget. No… […] Read more…

September 21, 2017  |  

There is no goodbye in the YMCA…

I am a Change Agent and I just came back home from the Global Gathering in Portugal. Ten days are more than enough to change your mindset and leave you with many, many, many thoughts and questions about the future. I know, it sounds cliché, but it is the truth. I have never really been […] Read more…

September 8, 2017  |  

A view from Nigeria

Global Gathering of the 3rd Cohort of Change Agents organized by the World Alliance of YMCAs has provided about 150 youth from about 50 countries of the world an opportunity to meet, interact and relate. Bringing together a relevant mix of cultures, experiences and knowledge on a platform of sharing and communication, this has charged […] Read more…

September 8, 2017  |  

Live from Portugal

We’re just over halfway through the YMCA Change Agent’s Global Gathering at YMCA Setúbal, in Portugal. There are 149 young leaders from YMCAs representing 49 countries.  While I have been reconnecting with those I met at our regional training in Avignon (read my post about this), I have been discovering new stories about the people […] Read more…

August 31, 2017  |  

Training Change Agents

I am a Change Agent of the second cohort and was privileged to be a trainer for a part of the third European Change Agent cohort as they had their regional training in Avignon, France. YMCA Avignon is located on the most beautiful site on a hill with a amazing view over the old town of […] Read more…

August 30, 2017  |  

Test Pilots wanted!!!

YMCA “Y4GOOD” DIGITAL PLATFORM   This is your chance to become a YMCA Test Pilot for our new digital platform. The World YMCA is looking for 100 ‘YMCA Test Pilots’ to do 2 things:   Upload a project or programme Give us feedback   Pretty simple! Everything you want to know is here.

July 10, 2017  |  

My first YMCA Change Agent experience

It’s quite difficult to find appropriate words to articulate my experiences from Avignon, in France, however as a Communications Officer for YMCA England & Wales – I will try my best. As many say, and for some reading this, a YMCA international experience is an incredibly powerful. In unfamiliar territories, with people who are often […] Read more…

July 10, 2017  |  

Change is continuing!!

The best part about being a volunteer in any particular organisation is that you will experience a lot. But “A lot” is never enough in YMCA; YMCA gives you more than a lot, more than just a new experience; it gives you life changing moments.  This is a story, a story of how I just […] Read more…

July 10, 2017  |  

TO BE THE CHANGE

I am Rezarta from YMCA Tirana/Albania and for me it was a big privilege to be among 50 young leaders from 22 countries in Avignon France, who share the same vision. Coming from different countries and backgrounds we face different challenges but the YMCA works to bring social justice and peace to young people and […] Read more…

June 21, 2017  |  

The Confidence in me

I must admit, my journey began when I came across young people from diverse backgrounds in Africa who are desperate for change like me; it gave me hope and strength to build my self-confidence because I’ve always had problems with self-confidence. I had little idea on the kind of Africa I wanted but I did […] Read more…