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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. 

News & Updates


Registrations are now for the 12th General Assembly

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Green Ideas Project Empowers Youth-led Climate Actions in Ghana

From the 2nd to the 7th of July 2023, the Ghana YMCA and YMCA Africa joined forces to implement the Green Ideas project, a carefully designed initiative aimed at empowering young people to innovate youth-led climate actions for environmental preservation.

Advancing Youth, Culture, and Sports: Highlights from STC-YCS4 Meetings

The Africa YMCA recently embarked on a transformative journey to attend a series of vital meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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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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