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Togo YMCA justice programme impact


Around the world, young people face injustice, ill treatment and wrongful imprisonment and are prevented from opportunities for work and education. All too often their views are ignored, easily caught up in gang violence, detained in prisons with no legal support, and  facing violence at home especially for young women. ...

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AU Demands versus responsibilities

AU Demand - Responsibilities

‘Youth must learn that demands come with responsibilities,’ said AU Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, during her address to youth leaders of different African organisations during this year’s African Union Inter-generational Dialogue held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27-28 January 2016. The Inter-generational Dialogue between youths, Heads of State and Government, ...

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S2C Ambassador Jeffrey Shihembetsa to speak at AU Summit

S2C AAYJanJeffrey

S2C Ambassador, Jeffrey Shihembetsa, is set to speak at the African Union 26th Intergenerational Dialogue which on 27 January 2016 in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. The event will create a dialogue between African Youth and leaders, particularly African Heads of States and Governments, and the leaders of continental and global Institutions. ...

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Communique of the 10th AAYMCA OGM on 2 to 7 June 2015 in Dakar, Senegal

OGM Communique

We, the participants at the 10th AAYMCA OGM, under the theme “Point of No Return” held at the Royal Decameron Baobab Resort in Somone, Senegal from 2 to 6 June 2015, hereby approve the following Communique: Acknowledging Progress made in institutional reform and relevant programme development in the last four ...

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The Role of Volunteers, Board and Staff in YMCA Sustainability

roles of volunteres OGM

I was very motivated and inspired today during the OGM discussions on the role of volunteers, board and staff on the sustainability of the YMCA movement. At the start of our discussions, the session facilitators clearly explained the roles of each:

Staff within the YMCA movement fulfils the role of projecting the achievements towards the mission and vision of the movement through effective communication between members, volunteers and the board.

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If you believe and I believe


If you believe and I believe, then Africa will be saved! These stirring words, had all delegates on their feet, holding hands and singing from their hearts at the close of a colourful and emotional opening ceremony of the 10th Ordinary General Meeting of the Africa Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCA).

Held in Dakar, Senegal, on 2 June 2015, the ceremony was attended by 150 delegates from 18 different African countries, and partners from 8 different international YMCAs or YMCA-associated organisations.

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