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Young Men's Christian Association of Ukraine

(YMCA Ukraine)

description of organisation

YMCA Ukraine is an all-Ukrainian youth voluntary non-religious and non-political Movement, which unites young people to assist in their personal development, mutual help and social service. Basing on Christian values, the YMCA develops spirit, mind and body of young people. Ukrainian YMCA is a member of the YMCA Europe and an Associated member of the World Alliance of YMCAs.
YMCA unites people not depending on their religion, age, nationality, language or potentials
YMCA Ukraine's mission is equal development of spirit, mind and body of young people, independently on their religion, age, nationality, language or skills.
HIV/AIDS prevention, Ten Sing and theatre, sport, scouting, camps, gender equality, spiritual development, international voluntary exchanges and many other interesting programs – this is what makes the YMCA of Ukraine interesting for young people and useful for society.
The projects of YMCA Ukraine aims to empower youth people and inspire them to be an active citizens of the country.
As an organization we have an experience in long-term volunteer exchanges as a host organization as well as a sending organization inside the YMCA movement. Every half a year during last three years we host volunteers from Canada whom we involved in our everyday activities. These volunteers played a great role in the development of YMCA Ukraine and in the same time got a good experience and developed leadership skills by participation in our programs.