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ICS volunteers programme start-up workshop


ICS- YCI and YMCA volunteers program start-up workshop launched this morning in Thies (Senegal)  Thies, (Senegal) April 10th, 2014 -  A start-up workshop is launched on the International Citizen Service (ICS)  volunteers programme this morning. Ten participants representing Senegal YMCA (7), Togo YMCA  (2) and  Y Care International (1) took part in the meeting which will end on Saturday. This workshop is the opportunity for participants to discover / better understand the program as well as its objectives, expected results, requirements, values and principles.

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2014 Togo YMCA GOP meeting


Bagbé April 07 2014, the Togo YMCA and its international partners launched the 8th Global Operation Plan (GOP) review meeting. Started in 2007, the process helps to strengthen national movements like the Togo YMCA. Under the annual GOP process the Togo YMCA and its partners meet to assess the progress ...

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Togo: justice and rehabilitation for young people in prison

Youth justice

Between 2009 and 2012, Y Care International worked with the YMCA of Togo to implement an innovative project tackling the rights violations of young men and women in prison, whilst also working with young people at risk of offending in some of Lomé and Atakpamé’s most deprived communities. The project ...

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Togo YMCA works to eradicate torture

Conf de presse1

Lomé, Wednesday 24 April 2013, four civil society organisations organised a press conference on the monitoring of the recommendations of the UN committee against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (CAT) during its 49th session in November 2012. The four organisations are Collectif des Associations Contre l’Impunité au Togo (CACIT), Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture (ACAT-Togo), Amnesty International-Togo and YMCA Togo.

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YMCA Togo is getting ready to improve its work on human right promotion and protection and fighting torture


On June 14 to 15, in Bagbe, the Togo YMCA organised a training workshop on Human right for 22 Legal Assistants, volunteers and staffs. The event was co-organised by the YMCA and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna, Austria. The objective of the training was to build and strength ...

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Enabling young entrepreneurs in Lomé


Y Care International CEO, Adam Leach, reports from Togo where he met young people at risk or in conflict with the law, who have started their own businesses with YMCA support.

‘Inspired’ is a word that is often used loosely but that’s exactly what has happened for me at Y Care International since my journey began. This took on special significance when I visited Togo recently to see work of the YMCA with young entrepreneurs, prisoners and adolescents in detention, and vulnerable communities in the slums of Lomé.

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