YMCA Kenya

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The Kenya YMCA was founded in Nairobi on 8 November 1910 by the former US President Theodore Roosevelt.  Since then the YMCA has spread from Nairobi to 25 Branches and Units all over the country. Since inception, it has reached well over 15 million young people through various programmes. Kenya YMCA is one of the leading movements in Kenya.  It promotes gender equity, and its membership and leadership comprises both men and women. As part of the international Network, Kenya YMCA has strong relations with YMCAs around the world through partnerships and exchange programmes. Kenya YMCA works closely with several churches and institutions to reach out to young people and the community.