Y Care International is at its core a partnership-based organisation, working hand in hand with local youth-focused organisations in some of the worlds poorest countries to create opportunities for disadvantaged young women and men.

We firmly believe that local organisations are best placed to understand their communities and their needs. Our role is to accompany them and offer support, technical, learning, financial, networking – to increase the impact and scale of their work. Today, we are focused on building strong, sustainable partnerships to tackle the growing crisis of youth unemployment.

This year, our campaign, No Strings Attached, introduces you to our partners, YMCA Liberia, and the incredible work they do to see young people’s potential fulfilled in Liberia.

No Strings Attached conveys the way we see development work thriving. We can’t be the true ‘partners’ to our partners if we wish to treat them as our puppets while we pull the strings! Walking together in partnership means cutting the strings of colonial development.

‘It’s very important for the YMCA to work in partnership with young people because a lot of young people out there go astray, they don’t thrive’

Image credit: Tom Price / Y Care International

Image credit: Tom Price / Y Care International

The future is about potential: Youth potential

‘It’s very important for the YMCA to work in partnership with young people because a lot of young people out there go astray, they don’t thrive’

What do we do?

We work in partnership with YMCAs in some of the poorest countries to create opportunities for young people to fulfil their potential.

Why do we do it?

We believe that local organisations are best placed to understand their communities and their needs.

How do we do it?

Our role is to accompany our partners on their journey, offer support: technical, financial, or otherwise to increase the impact and scale of their work.

Will you join us and become a regular giver to Y Care International today?

Worldwide, over 75m young people are unemployed

For many of the world’s poorest people finding real opportunities is difficult. Sadly in the post Covid-19 world things are only going to get harder. What was a global crisis has become a global emergency. Here at Y Care International we’re doing something about it.

Working closely with strong and trusted local YMCA partners, we’re striving to ensure that young people are supported through access to training; business and life skills; tools of the trade and entrepreneurial opportunities for growth.

There are 1000’s of young people teeming with talent, waiting to start their own businesses. They have the ideas; determination and passion. Let’s help them succeed.

Together we can help young people get themselves into work and out of poverty.

Check out our blogs where we share the stories of our incredible partners and celebrate the work of the Y Care International family.

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