YMCA Cameroon

Brief history

The YMCA in Cameroon is one of the oldest in the formerly French African territories. In 1924 the first group was organised at Douala and became affillitated with French YMCA. Early work centered on Bible study, evangelism and social service projects. In 1951, the movement was organised on a national level. The Alliance of YMCAs of Cameroon (Alliance des Unions chr├ętiennes de jeunes gens du Cameroon) became a member of the World Alliance in 1955. By 1969 there were 110 YMCA groups with programmes in such areas as sports, games, educational activities, sewing classes, social services and Bible study.

Sources: The YMCA of the World 1977 published by the World Alliance of YMCAs