Through partnership, YMCAs in Canada work with YMCAs in lesser developed nations to help them achieve our shared goal of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. With the partnership between the Atlantic YMCAs and Honduras, there will be 34 Canadian YMCAs partnered with YMCAs in other countries. These partnerships are reciprocal relationships, in which both parties benefit.
The YMCA (or ACJ) of Honduras was established in 1990. It works in poor neighbourhoods in the capital city, Tegucigalpa, and in the rural communities of Marcala, La Paz, and Taulabe.
In a country where all too often both the rights and safety of young people are not secure, the YMCA in Honduras acts as a champion of youth. Their programs focus on youth development, gender equality, and citizenship formation. The YMCA seeks to bring about societal change in Honduras by helping young people develop social, cultural, political, and educational skills.
Programs offered by the YMCA in Honduras include: leadership development, employment projects, intervention programs, training on interpersonal relationships, group relationships, gender education, community health programs including HIV/AIDS education and prevention, recreation programs, and computer training.
YMCA of Honduras pamphlet
'Three YMCA Emergency Appeals in Three Months”
Since January 2011, the World Alliance of YMCAs, together with the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, have issued three emergency appeals for the YMCAs of Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Japan.
In times like these, we rely on our global network to provide support. YMCA Canada contributed $8,500 towards these appeals and YMCAs across [...]
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This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)