In Memoriam for John W. Casey

YMCA lay leaders and staff, and friends in the ecumenical movement will be saddened to learn that John W. Casey, former Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs and past President of Chicago YMCA past away at the age of 78. John was born on the 18th of September 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago. He later on began to serve Chicago YMCA for more than twenty years where he became a President, CEO from 1982 to 1991. After which he went on to serve the World Alliance of YMCAs as Secretary General. This was significant as he was the first local YMCA executive to hold the position. ....

GATN Site Sampling in Malaysia

It has been estimated that each year about 4,500-5,000 YMCA youth from Asia Pacific travel for work camps, service learning trips, meetings and workshops – broadly described as Alternative Tourism. Program Secretaries are always on the lookout for new and interesting and exciting places for their youth groups to conduct their International Service Trips, Cultural Exchanges, Youth Exchanges, Exposures and Learning Trips, etc....

Team APAY: Change Agent Regional Training

Thirty-three young staff and volunteers from our region bonded together during the Change Agent Regional Training held at YMCA International Youth Center, Tozanso, Japan last July 12-17, 2017 which was organized by APAY and hosted by the National Council of YMCAs of Japan. The event which was participated by 12 national movements paved way for the formation of a strong and solid relationship among Change Agents from Asia and Pacific region....

East Asia Gender Justice and Social Transformation Workshop

The three-day East Asia Gender Justice and Social Transformation Workshop was participated by twelve staff and lay leaders both young and senior members of YMCAs of Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan and Australia....

4th Green Ambassadors Training

The APAY 4th Green Ambassadors Training was held in Chiang Mai YMCA, Thailand during 22nd to 26th May 2017. About 30 youths from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated at this training.

South Asia Gender Justice and Social Transformation

Gender. Sex. Justice. Transformation. Understanding of these key concepts and doing practical actions to achieve gender justice both on personal and organizational level are highlighted by the 14 staff and lay leader participants from Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka as their take away learning from the recently concluded APAY South Asia Gender Justice and Social Transformation Workshop held in New Delhi, India last April 29- May 3, 2017 with the National Council of YMCAs of India as the local host...

Stand for Someone’s Rights Today

APAY e-News July 2017


1. Team APAY: Change Agent Regional Training

2. First SOP in Indonesia Begins

3. GATN Site Sampling in Malaysia

4. 27th Asia Pacific Area Convention of Y's Men International


Quadrennial Program Plan 2015-2019

We, the 41 participants from 14 National Movements that gathered at the 4th Leaders’ Quadrennial Roundtable held in Chiangmai, Thailand, were reminded again of our YMCA identity as a Christian faith-based ecumenical, volunteer movement fostering participation of youth to respond to issues in the society...