The Ocean is Rising, and So are We!

Biblical-Theological Reflections by Dr.George Zachariah

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International Women’s Day was celebrated in various YMCAs 

The Asia Pacific YMCA’s Gender Equity Committee (GEC) organized a virtual regional webinar on March 8th, 2024, commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD). The primary objective of this event was to advance gender equity and foster inclusivity. Read more 

Talk of Ms. Soheila Hayek, President of World YMCA on International Women's Day 8th March 2024

On March 9, 2024, YMCA Madurai celebrated Women’s Day. 65 staff members from various service projects of YMCA participated with great joy and enthusiasm. Members participated in a debate on the topic “Is investing in education alone enough for women to accelerate progress?”  Read more 

On 8th March 2024, Savar YMCA celebrated the day with the women leaders. Almost 130 women and 30 men participated in this celebration at the premises of the Savar YMCA office, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Read more 


“Earth Hour 2 Earth Day Climate Action Challenge”

The 31-day Climate Action challenge started with Earth Hour on March 23rd, when Participants turned off lights for an hour, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Followed by the daily challenges. Read more 


From Challenging Pathways to Inspirational Stories:

YMCA Vocational and Soft Skills Programme

In March 2024, YMCA of Singapore launched an awareness and micro-fundraising campaign titled Inclusivity Through the HeART of Food: YMCA x NBCB Gastronomic Fiesta, in support of youth-at-risk, youth with special needs and underprivileged children from YMCA Education Services.  Read more 


YMCA of Hong Kong Received Elite Award for Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

YMCA of Hong Kong have been honored with the Elite Award in the 'Diversity & Inclusion Award, NGO Category' at the prestigious Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management HR Excellence Award 2023/2024 for their unwavering commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in the community.  Read more 

Vision 2030 Pillar feature film stories Submission

World YMCA will produce inspirational films on work being done across all four pillars for use at the Mombasa Accelerator Summit in October and beyond.

You can submit your proposals for Pillar-related projects by 25 April. Click here for the submission form.

Upcoming Programs and Meetings of Asia Pacific YMCA and World YMCA

March 6-8International Women’s Day Webinars
March 20 – April 10Standing Committee Meetings
March 23- April 22EarthHour2EarthDay Campaign
April 18 – 21Executive Committee Meeting, Jeju, South Korea

YMCA Mombasa Accelerator Summit!

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An unexpected fire broke out at the YMCA International Centre in Sri Lanka; buildings are partially damaged!

A fire broke out in the early morning on the 23rd of July at the YMCA International Centre in Kurana, Katunayake. Many from the global YMCA community and APAY reached out to the YMCA Sri Lanka with solidarity and support. NCY of Sri Lanka is eternally grateful to all in the greater YMCA family for their camaraderie and concern during this time.