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...
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America with half the population living in rural areas. We train young people to gain livelihood skills and lead...
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...
The YMCA is supporting vulnerable young people at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in Bogotá.
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...
We’ve worked with the YMCA to support vulnerable young people secure a livelihood through vocational and entrepreneurship training, and business start-up support.
Senegal is home to West Africa’s longest running civil war. This war in the southern region of Casamance has led to damaging effects on the lives of young people...
Y Care International has been working with Sierra Leone YMCA since 1992 and has supported young people in the most deprived slums.
Y Care International has been working in partnership with the National Council of YMCAs of Liberia since the early 1990s.
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.
Y Care International works with Togo YMCA to support young people at risk of involvement in crime and also to influence the Togo justice system.
The YMCA has been present in South Africa since 1865. Y Care International has been working in partnership with the National Council of YMCAs of South Africa with a...
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.
After years of economic, political and social instability in Zimbabwe, young people are struggling to find jobs, stay healthy and have a voice in decisions which...
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.
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.
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.
Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries with over 75 per cent of the population living in poverty. We’ve been working with Madagascar YMCA to support...
Y Care International is currently supporting young people in flood affected areas to rebuild their lives through vocational training and small business support so...
In India, young people are among the most likely groups to be unemployed and are most at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Y Care International works with the Sri Lanka YMCA to support young people by helping them learn trades or set up businesses.
YMCAs in Bangladesh promote women’s rights, prevent violence and provide education to vulnerable children and young people.
Young people in Myanmar (also known as Burma) have grown up living under an authoritarian regime, with little possibility for participation in their country’s future.
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.
Y Care International supported work in Laos from 2000-2011 in partnership with the YMCA for Northern Development Foundation in Thailand.
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...
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.
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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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.