Peacebuilding has been a core part of Belfast YMCA work for many decades. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Belfast YMCA was involved in grassroots work to create opportunities for dialogue and mutual understanding.
NYCI Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme between GroundFloor, YMCA Cork City Youth Service and MTU Creativity and Change artist Helen O’Keeffe.
Young people from YMCAs in the Cork region & Newcastle alongside Dublin-based Sphere17 regional youth service took part in an NYCI-led Galway Marine Residential on 19th-21st July.
This past month a group of young climate activists from Londonderry YMCA met at Greenhill to discuss recommending the adoption of the NYCI Climate Charter.
Empowering young people to be active global citizens and contribute towards building a world of justice, equity and dignity.
Creating brighter futures for communities through Inspiring collaboration.
It’s always an exciting time across the YMCA movement as the school term finishes and we look forward to making some incredible summer memories!
I have been a part of the YMCA family for around eight years and throughout that time I have had many opportunities and experiences.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), which takes place annually on 6 April, presents an opportunity to recognize the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe.
YMCA’s World General Secretary, Carlos Sanvee, welcomed the new strategic plan for YMCA Ireland that will be based on four values of welcome, opportunity, wellbeing and peace and justice, at a series of events across Ireland with the message that the ‘world needs the YMCA more than ever’.