Erika Tysoe-Dülken passes

Erika Tysoe-Dülken during a World YMCA Staff Meeting in Leysin, 1976
Erika Tysoe-Dülken during a World YMCA Staff Meeting in Leysin, 1976

World YMCA is saddened to hear of the recent passing of long serving staff member Erika Tysoe-Dulken.

Erika worked for the World Alliance of YMCAs for 28 years and was a pioneer and ambassador for Youth Empowerment.

Born in Germany she began with the WAY in 1962 with her first projects in international travel and youth exchange programmes through which hundreds of young people became aware of the international character of the YMCA and developed a sense of being part of a global family. Later she led important work to promote the status of women and the Communications services.

Always a great servant of the YMCA movement and a devoted Christian, after her retirement in 1990 she returned to Germany with her husband John.

Our thoughts and prayers for Erika; 6 July 1928 – 28 October 2017.