Y Care International
Y Care International
Y Care International works to alleviate poverty by tackling youth unemployment in some of the world's poorest countries. We help young people lift themselves out of poverty by finding employment or providing them with the tools and support to start their own business.
We currently reach over 50,000 young men and women a year aged 15-24 living in poverty due to inequality, exploitation and injustice.
Y Care International believes the best routes out of poverty for young people are through enterprise and employment. Helping young people in developing countries into a job or to start their own business makes good economic sense both at micro and macro economic levels - small businesses are integral to economic development. We believe that investing in employment opportunities is the most effective way to tackle poverty, reduce aid dependency and combat corruption.
Y Care International is the international relief and development organisation for the global YMCA - the oldest and largest movement for youth empowerment in the world.
Founded by Terry Waite CBE, we work with a unique global network of YMCA's and other youth partners in 15 of the poorest communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Y Care International aims to:
- We help to create practical job opportunities for young people by providing: Skills: life & technical skills, Assets: finance, technology & health and Networks: community, strong links to market
- We reinforce young people’s resilience & influence to build their economic capacity and well being, and we enable youth leadership and advocacy on policy issues that directly affect them
Established: November 1984
Registered Charity Number: 1109789
Board members: 16
Full time staff: 38
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 0207 549 3162
Address: 67-69 Cowcross Street EC1M 6BPView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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