Where we work
Y Care International works in over 20 countries worldwide, changing young lives through local YMCAs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
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Where we work now
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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...
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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...
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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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Young people represent more than half of Haiti’s population, so supporting them is vital for the future of the country. We provided emergency support after the...
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We’ve worked with the YMCA to support vulnerable young people secure a livelihood through vocational and entrepreneurship training, and business start-up support.
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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...
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Y Care International has been working in partnership with the National Council of YMCAs of Liberia since the early 1990s.
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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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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.
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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...
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Families in Zambia have a daily struggle dealing with rising food prices, poverty, and weak governance. We support street children and young people in Lusaka,...
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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...
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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.
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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 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...
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Y Care International is currently supporting young people in flood affected areas to rebuild their lives through vocational training and small business support so...
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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