By working with local YMCAs and other youth organisations, we are working with people who are committed to the personal and social development of the poorest, most disadvantaged young people. They know first-hand what life is like for young people who face a life of poverty or violence and lack even the most basic essentials – and what they need to build positive futures.
Young people learn how to stay healthy and safe and learn trades so they can secure their livelihoods. We also work with communities to help create peace, plan and respond to emergencies and to improve justice systems.
In the UK and Ireland, our Global Youth Work projects work with 230 YMCAs to provide youth workers with information and training that helps them to inspire young people to talk and act on global issues. Being involved in Global Youth Work enables young people to gain key skills which can be used to help them into work and aid their personal and social development.