Youth Empowerment


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…

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  |  

YMCA is a safe place for Children and Young People – Safety Policy released.

World YMCA have recently developed and adopted the Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. This policy aims to make World YMCA an even safer place for children and young people. The policy, which aligns with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, outlines staff and volunteer’s code of conduct when working and […] Read more…

May 4, 2017  |  

Regional Training in Africa. Thoughts from Lethu

Change Agents programme experience It is a privilege to be among young leaders who share the same vision as you do. It is visible that coming from different countries and backgrounds we face different challenges. Change Agents programme has not only taught us more about the YMCA but has also given us a platform to […] Read more…

March 5, 2017  |  

Could this be our moment?

From Hong Kong to Chiangmai was the theme for this year’s international National General Secretaries meeting held in Moshi Tanzania the city of the mighty Kilimanjaro. Moshi is hosting some of the greatest minds of the YMCA worldwide from the 13th to 17th February at Lutheran Uhuru hotel as the seminar was touched with an […] Read more…

December 1, 2016  |  

Be a Change Agent – Apply now!

Registrations for the next cohort of YMCA Change Agents are now open. All YMCA young people are invited to apply and all YMCAs are invited to send applications. This cohort will cover 2017-2018 and includes regional training, a global training event and the 19th World Council in Chiang Mai, Thailand in July 2018. All the […] Read more…

October 13, 2016  |  

Youth Workers Innovation Hub – World YMCA Innovation’s Camp

The first ever Youth Workers Innovation Hub – World YMCA Innovations camp took place in Ebnat-Kapel, from 13-17 September 2017, Switzerland hosting 70 individuals from 23 countries around the world. This ‘scout-style’ camp utilised the beautiful outdoor environment to run unique reflective sessions and engaging workshops with the participants.  The campfires and hikes were a […] Read more…

September 3, 2016  |  

Maurine Kouba is a Change Agent of the YMCA

Maurine Kouba is a Change Agent of the YMCA. Maurine is working with other Change Agents in Palestine to form more YMCA youth groups by training young leaders through leadership and empowerment programs. They offer their young people a safe place to share their concerns and ideas and to strengthen the ties and relationships between […] Read more…