YMCA Ethiopia

Ethiopia - National Council of YMCAs

Date of foundation of the YMCA: 1951
Membership Status:  Full member
Full Member of the World Alliance of YMCAs since:

Brief YMCA History

Founded in 1951 in Addis Ababa, YMCA of Ethiopia started its active programmes in 1953. After successfully carrying out its charter obligation for two and half decades, the defunct Military Regime (Dergue) dissolved the Association on 30 August 1976. In 1992, it was re-established by the government and hence the current Association came in to being. It is a volunteer led Association with programmes on HIV/AIDS, street children education, physical fitness and trainings on character building and seminars on different themes.

Mission Statement

"The Mission of Ethiopian National Council of YMCAs is to contribute 

to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural, economical and socio-

political well-being of young people and marginalized groups of the

community through programmes & activities that promote peace, and

the development of the Spirit, Mind and Body."


Main Programmes

HIV/AIDS Awareness

With the aim of raising the awareness of the community on HIV/AIDS and minimizing the effects amongst orphaned children and thereby minimize the spread of new HIV infections, YMCA-Ethiopia has launched programme on HIV/AIDS awareness.


Physical Fitness and Cultural Shows

With the overall objective of providing services and programmes that encourage the development of Spirit, Mind and Body YMCA-Ethiopia is carrying out a physical fitness (in and out door sport activities), cultural affairs forums (entertainment, information exchange), character building, street children education and other youth related programs.

Address - National Office

Ms Tezera Gebremichael Woldemendhi
Ethiopia YMCA
P O Box 34340
Addis Ababa

E-mail: tezerawoldemedhin4@gmail.com
Telephone: 00-251-1-769-176/78
Fax: 00-251-1-774-884

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