2nd APAY Youth Assembly, 2011, Penang, Malaysia - Breaking Barriers, Transforming Lives


Last Updated (Wednesday, 19 October 2011 17:24)

We, the 212 youth leaders, volunteers, staff of the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam gathered at the 2nd APAY Youth Assembly from the 3rd to 6th September 2011 in Penang, Malaysia to recognize the leadership potentials of the Youth in relation to the YMCA Mission of Christ-love commitment of service to communities. In acknowledging our roles as responsible global citizens and YMCA youth leaders, we identified issues of Peace and Reconciliation, Climate Change and Environment and Caring for the Persons-with-Disability as our commitment in breaking barriers towards transformation of lives.


We have the following local, national and regional strategic recommendations for the APAY General Assembly to act upon for the next quadrennial:

TOOLS (Instrument to build the foundation of youth leaders and sustainable movement)

Leadership, Governance and Youth

ACTIONS (responses and engagement towards transformation of lives)

Climate Change and Environment

Peace and Reconciliation

Caring for Persons with Disability


We urge the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs through all the National Movements to act on these recommendations. We are confident that with renewed commitment and responsiveness, we will continue to engage ourselves in taking actions to the pressing issues around the community. We advocate for the transformation of lives to make a positive difference in our societies.

Let us act as the catalyst of change.