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Volunteers Call Announcement

COVID-19 - Public Awareness and Support for Street Vendors

Poor families and children are suffering during the Corona-crisis. The YMCA Ethiopia helps these people to effectively protect themselves - with information, food and health supplies.



Youth Civic and Leadership Development


 Supporting Intergenerational Partnerships for Peace

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  • ·A total of 150 youth and adult Peace Ambassadors (75 from Bahir Dar and 75 from Adama) have graduated after receiving trainings on topics such as peace, peace building and strengthening partnership. 
  • Out of those graduated peace ambassadors, a total of 3000 community members (1500 people from Adama and 1500 from Bahir Dar) have been reached out. More specifically, youths, elder, community leaders, religious fathers, experts working with peace and order have been trained on matters such as peace and peace building, strengthening indigenous peace building values and enhancing cooperation and dialogue.
  • 1500 brochures/fliers that strengthen peace and partnership were written in both Amharic and Afan Oromo and disseminated to create public awareness.
  • Under a motto ‘’Strengthening Inter-generational Partnership for Peace one regional and one national workshops held in Adama and Addis Ababa respectively.  Key stakeholders and target groups, i.e. youths, women, adults, community elders & religious leaders from Adama , Addis Ababa and federal level have participated and discussed the peace and peace building issue.
  • Three booklets and documentary videos, showing best practices and lessons learned from the project, have prepared in three languages (Amharic, English and Afan Oromo), published and disseminated. 

for more information, please download  the following documents: 

 Supporting Intergenerational Partnerships for Peace (English Booklet) 

Supporting Intergenerational Partnerships for Peace (Amharic Booklet)

Supporting Intergenerational Partnerships for Peace (Afan Oromo Booklet)


Press Release

YMCA Ethiopia COVID 19 Response Press Release

YMCA Ethiopia press released towards fighting COVID -19 spread. It has finalized preparation to stand the side of government and the people and show its commitment by providing protective items directly for 3,250 households through which ten-thousands can be benefited directly and indirectly. The program will be reached many more through information, education and communication to more vulnerable population groups and individuals.

YMCA Ethiopia - From the Field

YMCA Ethiopia has launched public awareness road show in Addis Ababa. The youth change agents and young C4D members participating in public awareness and hand washing campaign in public area and in the newly re-located vegetable market, JANMEDA, Sidistkilo area.

YMCA Ethiopia from the Field

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


Empowering young people for the African Renascence


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