Y Care International

Y Care International

Charity information

Y Care International

Y Care International tackles youth unemployment to help eradicate poverty in some of the world's poorest countries. We help young people lift themselves out of poverty by finding jobs or providing them with the tools to start their own business.
We currently reach 50,000 young men and women a year aged 15-24 made vulnerable by poverty, inequality, exploitation and injustice.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    Y Care International believes the best routes out of poverty for young people are via enterprise and employment. We help young change lives by providing access to skills, finance, networks and other assets.

    Helping young people into jobs makes good economic sense both at local and national level. Investing in employment opportunities is one of the most effective ways to tackle poverty, reduce aid dependency and combat corruption.
    Y Care International is the international relief and development agency for the global YMCA movement - the oldest and largest movement for youth empowerment in the world.
    We work with a unique network of YMCA's and other partners in 15 of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • Aims

    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‚Äôs resilience & influence to build their economic capacity and well being, and we enable youth leadership and advocacy on policy issues that directly affect them
  • Overview

    Established: November 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 1109789

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 38

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 0207 549 3150

    Address: 67-69 Cowcross Street EC1M 6BP

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