13 Sep 2017
One-third of the total land area of Bangladesh has been affected by the worst flooding in four decades caused by heavy monsoon rains. The floods have already killed 145 people, and eight million people across 32 districts are affected. More than 720,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Vast swathes of agricultural land, upon which…
11 Sep 2017
Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries on earth. In 2014, Ebola devastated lives and jobs, forcing businesses to close and leaving more and more families living in desperate poverty. Now, local solar-powered Hubs are offering the most marginalised young people access to entrepreneurship support and training using modern technology to help rebuild their lives.
5 Sep 2017
Young volunteer Ciara Davies spent three months tackling poverty with her peers in Togo. It inspired her to raise awareness on women’s issues around the world on her return to the UK.
29 Aug 2017
For World Water Week 2017, our Enterprise Development Specialist Lindsey Gilbert-Crouch talks about three simple water-related things – and how they’re making life better for young people and their communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In our world dominated by high-tech solutions, it’s easy to forget that, for so many people, access to the simplest things…
19 Aug 2017
Bangladesh, Liberia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone
YMCAs work with communities before, during and after emergencies hit the headlines. They are uniquely placed to respond quickly – and are well respected by communities who trust them to make sure their needs are listened to and met. By working through this trusted network and other local, youth-driven organisations, Y Care International ensures donations…