9 Aug 2018

Youth Matters Awards – Vote Now!

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

Y Care International is the international development arm of the YMCA. Each year, the YMCA England & Wales host the Youth Matters Awards to honor people, staff and volunteers for their outstanding achievements, inspiring feats against adversity and tireless dedication to provoke change. This year we are thrilled to have two nominees up for the…

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1 Aug 2018

YCI welcomes the International Development Committee (IDC) report

Young market traders in West Point

We welcome the International Development Committee (IDC) report on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector released this week. This important review outlines long-overdue recommendations for change in response to woeful failings. It’s imperative that we all play our part to assure that aid recipients and humanitarian workers are never harmed again or put…

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13 Jul 2018

Think Micro in Myanmar


Imagine a country where poverty traps you in low-paid labour with no job security. Imagine having no hope of covering your basic needs, never mind saving for the future. Imagine having your right to a voice and a say in your future denied. Now imagine what’s it like when all that suddenly changes; when you are given an opportunity to take charge of your life. All you need are the skills to grasp that chance.

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12 Jul 2018

Meet Yusuf: Ambition in Action


We started the celebrations for World Youth Skills Day a bit earlier this year! In the lead up to the big day, that falls on Sunday 15th July, we asked young people to share the skill that would help them to recognise their ambition.  Young people from around the world (Zambia, America, Palestine and Bangladesh to…

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