Why Young People?

Ely’s story: I want to find the best way to reach young people

In 2012 we teamed up with seven YMCAs and YWCAs across Africa to launch a peer to peer health project to reach 50,000 hard to reach young people, and increase their knowledge about neglected health issues.

On the two year anniversary of its launch we speak to Ely, a young health peer educator from Togo YMCA who tells us the highlights and challenges of getting health information to young people and rebuilding their trust in local health services.


Please help young people move on from crisis

In our 30th anniversary year we want make 2014 count for young people around the world and you can help us. From providing lifesaving supplies after the worst typhoon in Philippines’ history, to transforming slums settlements in Sierra Leone, you can help young people take control of their lives.

What We Do

Young Liberians gain the skills for life

Jobs and healthcare are two of the most essential elements young people need to lead happy, successful and productive lives.


Notes from the field: supporting young farmers in Nicaragua

Lizz Harrison reports from Nicaragua where young people are being supported to learn sustainable farming techniques to increase food security and reduce the impacts of future natural disasters and climate change. The last time I visited Nicaragua a tarantula dropped from the thatched roof of the community meeting hut – where I was meeting community…


How you can help

Make a donation today Online You can give with a credit or debit card by clicking here. Phone Call us on 0207 549 3175 (09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday) to make a donation over the phone By text message Text ‘PHIL02′ with your donation amount to 70070. You will receive a reply confirming your donation…

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