About us

Y Care International is making a real and lasting difference to the lives of young people and their communities throughout the developing world.

As the international relief and development agency of the YMCA in the UK and Ireland we work in partnership with YMCAs that are already playing key roles in their communities.We fund and support development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that empower young people and their communities to find alternatives to a future of poverty and disadvantage, and to build lives and communities marked by hope and positive change.We also work to support communities in need at times of emergency through local YMCAs and other partners.

In the UK and Ireland we work with young people through the YMCA movement to raise awareness of and interest in international issues, through a creative programme of global youth work and encouraging them to participate in our campaigning and lobbying.