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KENYA Y.M.C.A

Welcome to KENYA YMCA

Kenya YMCA is a charitable organization committed to the improvement of the quality of life of all people both in rural and urban areas. It is voluntary, non-denominational and non-profit organization. YMCA attracts members from every religion, race, and background, be they men or women young or old, recognizing the brotherhood of the human race and the richness of the experience of coming together to share experiences, resources and information for mutual benefit.

Drawn from the Paris Basis and the Kampala Principles, the mission of Kenya YMCA is "to unite those young people who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and saviour according to the Holy scriptures, desire to be His disciples in their faith and in their life and to associate their efforts for the extension of His kingdom amongst young people."

The purpose of the Kenya YMCA is to attract, bring together and develop members who will spearhead the rendering of Christian service to youth and the community to enable them achieve their foremost needs.

YMCA is committed to pursuing economic and social justice for all with a greater emphasis on youth women and children. It seeks to do this through the provision of training opportunities and support of community development projects as a way of enhancing the chances of economic survival for marginalized and vulnerable groups in society. We seek to avail to as many people as possible the opportunity to realize their full potential and enjoy a full life believing that this is the core of our Christian mission.
 

Peace programmes
In the wake of post election violence that adversely affected several provinces in Kenya namely: Nyanza, Western, Rift Valley, Coast and Nairobi, the Kenya YMCA committed to initiate and develop a peace initiative that will target youth in their respective districts of residence. This is in view of the fact that the youth were seen to be on the forefront in participating in violent activities that coasted the country billions of shillings especially through arsons, killings, looting of property and displacement of many citizens from their homes


Christian programmes
YMCA is a Christian movement and has in its many years of existence developed programmes geared towards Christian growth and maturity. As such, the Kenya YMCA has put in place various programmes for both its members and non members.The programmes include among others Bible studies, devotions, prayer meetings, monthly fellowship's and Christian rallies., likewise, the Kenya YMCA dedicates an entire week in the month of November to observe the YMCA/YWCA World Week of Prayer and Fellowship

HIV And AIDS Response
HIV and AIDS continues to be a major challenge to our socio-economic development in Kenya.  Since the first case was discovered in 1984, it is estimated that over 1.9 million people have since died of AIDS-related illnesses leaving behind an estimated 1.5 million orphaned children. 

The 2004 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) clearly indicate that 6.7 percent of Kenya’s adults are infected with HIV. This implies that a total of 1.1 million adult Kenyans are living with the HIV virus of whom two thirds are women. In addition it is estimated that over 100,000 children are living with HIV virus.

Youth & Kids
Since the year 2005, Kenya YMCA revived the then stalled National Camping Programme for children under the ages of 13. Ever since its revival, there has consistency in the camps, which have always been held each school holiday without fail. During each occasion, participation has been approximately 30, but there are efforts to expand the number of participants to 50 and more with time.

Volunteer
YMCA is a voluntary organization and highly relies on its members to offer their “3 Ts”namely: Time, Treasure and Talent without cash rewards. This is done through programmes and activities like clean-ups, tree planting, blood donations, material and financial donations in time of need, home and hospital visits, home based care programmes for those living with HIV/AIDS, counseling services, facilitation of topics in which one is competent in to various groups, representing the organization in different forums freely and many other activities.The activities in which members can volunteer vary from one branch to the other and sometimes are situational as well e.g. when disaster strikes and calls for urgent intervention.

Vision

Empowering young people for Africa renaissance.

MISSION

To facilitate and develop the Physical, mental and Spiritual well-being of youth to enable them to become responsible citizens.

Our Cause Defines Us

 

YMCA is committed to pursuing economic and social justice for all with a greater emphasis on youth women and children. It seeks to do this through the provision of training opportunities and support of community development projects as a way of enhancing the chances of economic survival for marginalized and vulnerable groups in society. We seek to avail to as many people as possible the opportunity to realize their full potential and enjoy a full life believing that this is the core of our Christian mission.

We encourage the local communities to come together and identify their common needs and suggest how the same can be met. It is then that YMCA moves in as a facilitator to support and enable them meet these needs. This ensures that the projects we are involved in remain projects of the local communities hence continuous grassroots support is guaranteed.

 

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