Where we work

Changing young lives in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

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As Guatemala recovers from a long internal conflict, young people continue to face high levels of crime and violence. By using sports and arts, we help young people...

See the work we've done in Guatemala

Youth Justice

Although Nicaragua has seen higher levels of growth than many countries in Latin America, it remains the poorest country in the region.

See the work we do in Nicaragua

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience, Enterprise & Employability

Between 1993 and 2009, Y Care International worked in partnership with Peru YMCA to increase access to the health, education and employment needs of a community of...

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Enterprise & Employability

After five decades of civil war, a ceasefire and talks between the government and Farc rebels brought hope for peace in Colombia. But with the country narrowly...

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Health and wellbeing

As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, one in every four people in Haiti live in extreme poverty. With economic growth slowing, investment in training and...

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Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

We’ve worked with the YMCA to support vulnerable young people secure a livelihood through vocational and entrepreneurship training, and business start-up support.

See the work we've done in The Gambia

Case study

Learning to earn

Enterprise & Employability

Between the 16th and 19th Centuries, Senegal was the departure point for thousands of slaves making the gruelling voyage to the US and Europe. Today, many young...

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Health and wellbeing

Despite a growing economy, Sierra Leone remains one of the poorest countries in the world with more than half the population living in extreme poverty.

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Enterprise & Employability

Young people in Liberia have grown up in a country scarred by civil war. The conflict claimed more than 200,000 lives and destroyed the economy, the education...

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Enterprise & Employability, International Citizen Service

In the UK and Ireland YMCAs, other youth organisations and the wider public help us to champion young people through fundraising, campaigns and global youth work.

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Enterprise & Employability, International Citizen Service

With a population that is predominantly young and rural, it is apt that the green stripes of Togo’s flag symbolise hope and agriculture. Yet poverty remains...

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Enterprise & Employability

With one of the most progressive constitutions in the world South Africa has made striking progress since apartheid ended. National elections have been held...

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Enterprise & Employability, Health and wellbeing

Zambia is now classed as a middle income country, but many families continue to face a daily struggle against rising food prices, poverty, and weak governance.

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Health and wellbeing

After years of political and social instability, Zimbabwe’s economy has been devastated. Most workers remain in insecure employment and take home less than $2 a day...

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Health and wellbeing

In 2005, Sudan emerged from a 21-year civil war causing thousands of vulnerable young people and their families to flee their homes into neighbouring countries.

See the work we've done in South Sudan

Orphans who have been supported by our partner, YMCA Yambio.

Case study

Sudan update

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Y Care International has been working with East Jerusalem YMCA to give young people jobs training and provide trauma counselling in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

See the work we do in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Enterprise & Employability

The conflict in Syria has resulted in over nine million people in need of support. Three million of these are living in hard to reach areas inside Syria.

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Madagascar may be one of the richest environments on the planet for wildlife, but for many of its people, life is a daily struggle.

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Health and wellbeing

With women facing early forced marriage and honour killings, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be born female.

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Enterprise & Employability

In India, young people are among the most likely groups to be unemployed and are most at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

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Y Care International works with the Sri Lanka YMCA to support young people by helping them learn trades or set up businesses.

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While Bangladesh has made great progress in recent years to increase female representation in parliament, traditional attitudes mean women remain less likely to be in...

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Enterprise & Employability, Health and wellbeing

After more than four decades of oppression under military rule, Myanmar (also known as Burma) has adopted a new constitution and is following a path to democracy for...

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Enterprise & Employability

Y Care International worked in partnership with Chiang Mai YMCA which ran a project to support vulnerable young people who live and work on the streets.

See the work we've done in Thailand

Y Care International supported work in Laos from 2000-2011 in partnership with the YMCA for Northern Development Foundation in Thailand.

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Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world, following four decades of conflict and instability. We work with YMCA to help street children get the knowledge...

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Enterprise & Employability, Health and wellbeing, Youth Justice

With support from Y Care International, Medan YMCA responded to the tsunami in the island's capital, Aceh, and on the tiny island of Nias.

See the work we've done in Indonesia

On Friday 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines leaving thousands in desperate need of emergency support and many areas devastated by the...

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Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Where we work

Current Projects

Past Projects

Where does your money go?

84p goes directly to supporting young people. 15p is invested to generate future revenue. 1p is spent on ensuring the organisation is robust and well-managed.