Ground-breaking ceremony for the new headquarters of the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs


Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 June 2022 13:01)

On 9th June 2022, at the Korean YMCA’s campsite in Jeju Island

A ground-breaking ceremony and thanksgiving worship will be organized by the National Council of YMCAs of Korea, the host YMCA of the new APAY headquarters along with APAY, on 9th June in the Jeju campsite of the NCY-Korea. Recently, the Jeju provincial government approved the construction of the APAY headquarters building in the campsite located in the middle of Halla Mountain.

Key leaders from the Korea YMCA – national YMCA board members, trustees, past presidents, local YMCA general secretaries, and leaders from ecumenical partners such as the NCC-Korea and YWCA will attend the ceremony. From APAY, the immediate past President Babu Markus Gomes is designated by President Chen Chin-Seng to represent APAY in the ceremony officially. Along with him, the Treasurer Rev. Shin Dae-Kyun, Chair of the Gender Equity Committee Dr. Hahn Meerha, Ms. Marshia Milli Gomes, member of the Gender Equity Committee (currently serving as the Chair of the Adhoc Task Group of Gender Justice Policy), and General Secretary Nam Boo Won will attend the ceremony. Immediate after the ground-breaking ceremony, the construction work picks up pace, targeting to be completed around the end of November or early December 2022.