Subject 2 Citizen


Empowering young people for the African Renaissance


To equip National Movements in empowering young African men and women
with voice, space and ability to influence for the holistic transformation of their communities, nation
and the African continent

Value Proposition Statement

Nurture Strong and Sustainable National Movements empowering youth for the Africa renaissance with effective youth programmes and governance systems.

As the Technical House, the AAYMCA contributes to the African Renaissance by building the Capacities of its 24 National Movements (NMs) for Impactful Youth Empowerment in the continent.

This is done by providing Evidence-based customized solutions using co-creation, co-research, co-design and innovation approaches key to:

•Youth Intervention Models (Power Spaces  along 4 thematic areas: Youth Justice, Civic Action, Economic Renaissance and Transformative Masculinity)
•Competencies for programme implementation and Communication.
•Movement Sustainability, Effective Governance and Delivery Models

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Africa YMCAs Governance Meetings

YMCA Africa on 13 November wrapped up a three-day series of governance meetings.

From the meetings came important decisions, discussions on our strategic plan review, conversations on aligning to Vision 2030 and the 2022 Nairobi Declaration by leaders to better serve the Movement. 

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The Africa YMCA Movement meets for a series of governance meetings

YMCA Leaders from various countries in Africa gathered in Nairobi from the 10th to 12th November for a series of governance meetings. The meeting gathered the Executive Committee of the Africa Alliance, Board Presidents of National Movements, National General Secretaries and youth representatives.

The PowerSpace and Youth Justice in Togo


Meet Afanou Afi Better, a beneficiary of YMCA Togo’s Youth Justice Project

AFANOU Afi Better, an apprentice hairdresser in Agbokomé and a beneficiary of YMCA Togo’s Youth Justice project shares her journey in the project.

‘I want to be the voice of the youth’ Nalisoa Andrianarivo, newly elected World YMCA Executive Committee Member

Nalisoa Andrianarivo, newly elected World YMCA Executive Committee Member

Mongadi Makheta YMCA Youth Leader & Ambassador

Meet Mongadi Makheta (Mo), programme coordinator at Nelson Mandela Bay YMCA. Mo is an alumni of Young Advocates for Change (YAC) as well as a YMCA S2C Ambassador and Change Agent. In the video he shares his journey, experience and the impacts of his engagement with the global YMCA movement.

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