The Young Men's Christian Association, commonly known as the YMCA or simply the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 2 billion beneficiaries from 125 national associations.

YMCA Ethiopia is a pioneer youth focused development organization in Ethiopia established in 1951 with a vision for empowering young people for the renaissance of Africa. As YMCA Ethiopia is affiliated with the World Wide YMCA and African Alliance of YMCA, it shares the founding principles of   Body – Mind – Sprit which is symbolized by the time honored triangle and denotes holistic youth development approach. YMCA Ethiopia is a non-religious and non-political organization, re-registered as Ethiopian Residents Charity in 2009.

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ymca ethiopia logo webThe Young Men's Christian Association, YMCA is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 2 billion beneficiaries from 125 national associations.
YMCA Ethiopia is pioneer in youth development which was first established in 1951. It has over 3000 young champions, 25,000 members and over 50,000 beneficiaries.  Our vision is to empower young people for the renaissance of Africa. We strive for Reaching more than half a million children, youth and women through power space, skill development  and opportunities At Present we work in Addis Ababa, Oromya, Amhara, Sidama, Southern Nation and Nationalities, Tigraye.

Organizational Mission & Vision

Vision

Empowering young people for the African Renascence

Mission

Develop young people and the whole community for the holistic transformation in body, mind and spirit through innovative program strategies and services.