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Public invitation for the Y-GLOCAL COVID CAMPAIGNS project

By |2022-06-24T02:43:18+01:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: National|Tags: , , , , , |

Since the beginning of covid-19 pandemic at the early 2020, several actions have been carried out around the world by the YMCAs, through programs and activities of resilience in order to face all the various crises caused by it, including professional, humanitarian and social crises. Cameroon-YMCA on its part had successfully deployed the C-YMCA COVID-ACTION program, which had been a great success amongst [...]

KUMBA – Cameroon, October 24, 2020, Sadness and consternation at Cameroon-YMCA

By |2020-10-28T02:07:50+01:00October 24th, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The day of Saturday 24th October 2020 was particularly marked by another sad news that could be described as "more than enough", as is now considered customary, in the North-West and South-West Regions of Cameroon already at war for several years now. After an unprecedented barbaric attack at the Mother Francisca College in the locality of KUMBA (in North-West Region of Cameroon), at [...]

YMCA and Covid: the journey travelled, the way ahead – ‘Reimagination’ and ‘Reset’

By |2020-09-17T08:04:36+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: , , |

A message from Carlos Sanvee, World YMCA Secretary-General Dear leaders, dear friends, At the beginning of this Covid crisis, the World YMCA adopted a response strategy built on the three pillars of ‘Resilience’, ‘Recovery’ and ‘Reimagination’. Six months later, and while the world is still battling with the health and financial challenges caused by Covid, I would like to pause and look in [...]

Y-Peace and Living Together Camp – End of three days enriched by activities and sharings

By |2020-09-02T05:24:39+01:00August 29th, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: , , |

It is in the late morning of Friday, August 28, 2020 that ended the peace camp organized by the Cameroon-YMCA within the IPONI Academic Complex located in the locality of Mendong in Yaounde. More than sixty participants and young leaders from several youth associations and political parties from all corners of the country attended this event also called "Y-Peace and Living Together Camp". [...]

Y-Peace and Living Together Camp – Here we are

By |2020-09-02T05:36:49+01:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: , , |

For the launch of activities for the "Y-Peace and Living Together Camp" organised by the Cameroon-YMCA, the atmosphere that was perceptible this morning among the participants who attended the IPONI College was tinged with joy and happiness for new exchanges aimed at the quest for peace in the country. This is the first major rallying event organised by the Movement since the beginning [...]

Happy 165th Anniversary to the YMCAs

By |2020-09-02T05:51:04+01:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: , , |

Today we celebrate around the world the 165th anniversary of the signature of the "Base de Paris", the document presenting the historic agreement that became the foundation for YMCAs around the world. In Cameroon this anniversary is being celebrated like everywhere else in an environment of health crisis that the world has been experiencing since the beginning of the year, namely the corona [...]

Cameroon-YMCA authorizes the resumption of activities within its stuctures

By |2020-08-17T16:30:55+01:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: , |

On March 17, the Cameroonian Government announced the decision of partial confinement and barrier measures to be respected in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon, following the galloping evolution of the pandemic worldwide and on the national territory. For its part, the C-YMCA National Office had issued a communiqué aimed at suspending the activities of all structures throughout [...]

C-YMCA Advocates for Youth Involvement in Non-violent Conflict Resolution in Cameroon

By |2020-10-26T03:47:39+01:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: National|Tags: |

The C-YMCA organised on 29 July 2020, at the headquarters of the National Episcopal Conference in Mvolye, a training workshop for young members and leaders of associations on responsible citizenship and non-violent conflict resolution, as part of the project called: "Support Project for Youth Participation in Legislative and Municipal Elections and the Consolidation of Peace in Cameroon". As a reminder, this seminar was [...]

Statement from Cameroon-YMCA on the latest developments in the USA

By |2020-06-11T12:06:09+01:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: National|

The tragic death of black American George Floyd on May 25, 2020 is one too many painful incidents that once again reopens a historic wound that the whole world has felt concerned about. The unanimous reaction, from all races, from all social levels, was resounding. Everyone stood up to express the pain that comes with feeling invisible, ignored, muzzled and underestimated, the pain [...]

Statement from US-YMCA on the latest developments in the USA

By |2020-06-11T10:47:10+01:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: , , , , |

Hurt But Hopeful: My Perspective On What’s Happening In Our Country I am really struggling to process what is happening in our country right now—in part because I have experienced it all before. In the summer of 1967, I was 13 years old, a boy coming of age in South Philadelphia. What I saw outside my front door and on my TV screen [...]

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