Nov 4-29: 37th Advanced Studies Program

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:54)

July 09, 2019


The National General Secretaries and related Persons,
Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from APAY, Hong Kong.


We are pleased to inform you that the 37th Advanced Studies Program will be held during 3 – 30 November 2019 (including date of arrival and departure), here in Hong Kong. The venue of the program shall be at the YMCA Youth Village, Wu Kwai Sha, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Initiated in the year 1982, this is an advanced training program for the senior professional secretaries of the YMCAs of our region. The candidates should be a university graduate and have a least 3 years work experience in the YMCA’s core administration, at policy making level. The candidates should also undergo the Basic YMCA Training conducted at the national level before applying for this course.

The main objectives of this month-long training is to enhance YMCA professional secretaries’ ability to critically analyze ongoing social processes, based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and develop the YMCA professionals who are mission-responsive, socially relevant and effective institutional leaders.

We urge you to nominate suitable YMCA professionals for the program. The candidates should read the program information carefully before applying for the course as well as comply with all the requirements as stated in the program information.

Limited amount of subsidies are available only for deserving candidates for air travel and participation fee, all participants need to pay the mandatory registration fee and green fee. Subsidy requests should be sent all with the applications forms.

Applications with required documents should reach APAY on or before 31 July 2019 and successful candidates shall be notified on or before 15 August 2019 by APAY.

If you have any queries or for details of this program please feel free to contact Duncan Chowdhury, our Executive Secretary for Programs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for this purpose.


Thanking you

Sincerely yours,


Nam Boo Won
General Secretary