Avant-propos...

2022 a été une autre année dramatique pour le monde, pour le mouvement YMCA mondial et pour World YMCA.

L'attaque de la Russie contre l'Ukraine en février a déclenché une crise humanitaire qui, comme celles de l'Afghanistan, de l'Éthiopie, d'Haïti, du Sud-Soudan, de la Syrie et du Yémen, est restée aiguë à la fin de l'année. Des pays comme l'Iran, le Pakistan, le Pérou et le Royaume-Uni ont connu des troubles politiques, économiques et sociaux, et les tensions entre les États-Unis et la Chine se sont accrues. Covid s'est calmé, mais a refait surface en Chine à la fin de l'année. L'inflation a augmenté et les prix de l'énergie et des denrées alimentaires ont grimpé en raison de la perturbation des chaînes d'approvisionnement. Et pourtant, à la fin de l'année, la Coupe du monde de football a montré que l'humanité était toujours en harmonie avec elle-même, qu'elle s'unissait et faisait la fête.

Si les jeunes ont subi de plein fouet la plupart de ces crises, ils ont également apporté des solutions méconnues aux problèmes auxquels eux-mêmes, leurs amis et leurs communautés étaient confrontés. Le monde commence à se rendre compte que si les jeunes sont les plus durement touchés, ils sont aussi ceux qui ont le plus de mal à conduire le changement qu'ils souhaitent.

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Soheila Hayek

Soheila Y. Hayek

President

Lebanon

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Soheila Y. Hayek

President

Lebanon

Soheila Hayek

Portrait

Extract from candidate profiles for the elections to the World YMCA Executive Committee of July 2022

Ms. Soheila Hayek has extensive experience with non-profit organizations, both as a volunteer and in management, including World YMCA (4 years), YMCA Lebanon (10 years), Director of The Goguikian Foundation, an NGO engaged in Youth Empowerment (12 years), and others. She has well-rounded competencies in Policymaking, Strategic Planning, Governance, Advocacy, Budgeting, Financial Management and Fundraising.

Soheila is confident that her years of leadership in senior management inspiring teams of volunteers as well as paid staff to achieve their very best, her ease with public speaking, advocacy and relationship-building, give her the confidence that she would be well suited to exercise the duties of President.

Motivation

Our world is changing rapidly. New parameters are emerging, which today’s youth understand intuitively. They are best placed to build a better future and will be the ones who will live in it. Empowering them and providing them with all the needed physical, mental, ethical, scientific, social, and leadership-related means is a pressing necessity. I have made that my career priority; and I believe that World YMCA can play a leading role in this regard.

Though officially a citizen of four countries, I see myself as a citizen of the world. I am conversant with nine languages and familiar with more cultures. I have lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. This experience has taught me that, no matter our differences, we all face the same challenges and harbor the same hopes and aspirations, the same reasons that WE ALL BE ONE.

As a member of the Executive Committee for the last four years, I have witnessed this unity-of-purpose in action and gained valuable exposure to YMCAs work across the globe. I have been honored to serve on the Solidarity Fund Committee, responding to the most urgent needs of YMCAs affected by COVID and evaluating projects from their young members using the WHO's GYM fund. I was touched by how sincere and achievable these plans were and appreciated how vital it is to have access to funding.

At the YMCA of Lebanon, where I have now served on the Board for over ten years, including currently as Vice President of the Board, we manage projects worth around US$10 million and have a staff of 45. We no longer have gyms and swimming pools.

Instead, in response to the needs of our community, we deliver essential medications through more than 450 dispensaries to six million Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees. We provide financial literacy, vocational training, and peacebuilding classes, and we work with microfinance providers to obtain funding for the creative ideas of young entrepreneurs. I am most proud of having convinced our organization to make it mandatory to elect at least one young person to the Board.

For twelve years, I led The Goguikian Foundation, an NGO with ten staff members, focused on Youth Empowerment. I worked hard to provide young people from underprivileged communities with education, growth, and leadership opportunities. Through a TED Talk-like initiative, I put young innovators together with investors. I implemented a municipal youth-led recycling program and helped place many of our scholarship recipients in government jobs and community-serving NGOs.In prior years, I led fundraising efforts for Fundo Unido (Mexico’s United Way affiliate), for the Chilterns Women's Club in the UK, and for my local church (St. Patrick’s, in Chatham, NJ).

I graduated in Industrial Psychology from the University of Houston and have a Master’s degree in Conference Management from the University of Westminster. My years in leadership positions have made me appreciate the dynamics of working in a volunteer environment and given me well-rounded competencies in policymaking, strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management. I aim to strive for greater collaboration among our member YMCAs and will give my full support to the Secretary-General to enhance our brand and our ability to fundraise.

I am a grandmother, a sailor, a swimmer, and a gardener. I love nature and want to safeguard the world I will be leaving behind for my grandchildren. I am a deeply spiritual woman who believes in the power and wisdom of God, and I trust that all my life's journey has prepared me to arrive at this point today, to run for the position of President

 

Carlos Madjri Sanvee

Carlos Sanvee

Secretary General

Togo

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Carlos Sanvee

Secretary General

Togo

Carlos Madjri Sanvee

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Carlos Madjri SANVEE (Togo) is Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs. He took up the role in January 2019, having been elected during the 19th YMCA World Council in Chiang Mai, Thailand in July 2018. He is the first African Secretary General of World YMCA.

In his current role, he led the response to the Covid crisis from early 2020 by launching YMCA-wide efforts for Movements to share and help each other, notably launching the YMCA Covid Solidarity Fund. Putting young people at the centre of initiating and leading change, he created the vision for the Youth Led Solutions Initiative, a series of Summits and projects launched in 2021 to empower young people with knowledge, networks and resources to lead change in their communities. He has been at the forefront of developing new partnerships with the public, private and ‘third’ (civil society) sectors, especially with the ‘Big 6’ youth empowerment organisations and the WHO and UN, in launching the Global Youth Mobilization in 2020-2022. Building on the three-part Covid response strategy of ‘Resilience, Recovery and Reimagination’, he spearheaded a Movement-wide process of conversation and consultation which led to the adoption of YMCA Vision 2030 at the 20th YMCA World Council in Aarhus, Denmark in July 2022. The vision puts young people at the centre of the YMCA’s mission, a direction he had promoted across his different roles since 2010.

His priority in his second term of office – from 2022 to 2026 – is to see Vision 2030 implemented across the Movement, addressing the 12 Strategic Goals of the four ‘Pillars of Impact’: Community Wellbeing, Meaningful Work, Sustainable Planet, and Just World. World YMCA’s first duty is to add value to its members. 2023 saw the launch of two of the Vision 2030 Pillars (including a global survey on young people’s hopes and fears in the world of work), as well as the support functions for Strategic Alignment and Movement Strengthening, and Resource Development and Partnerships. He also became Chair of the ‘Big 6’ as it launched a second phase of the Global Youth Mobilization with EU funding.

Carlos Sanvee has been with the YMCA Movement for 50 years.

He joined YMCA Togo as a teenage volunteer in 1973, and became a staff member in 1987 as a youth worker and community organiser. He ultimately became the deputy National General Secretary.

He first joined World YMCA in January 1999 as Executive for Finance & Administration, a position he held until 2007. During this time he was secretary of the-then Youth Committee within the Executive Committee, and strove to integrate young people at all levels of the Committee, and not in separate committees.

He then worked as General Secretary of the Africa Alliance of YMCAs from 2007 until 2018, when he led the African YMCA Movements in articulating their collective identity with a shared vision around the ‘African Renaissance’. In this period he developed the Africa-wide YMCA ‘From Subject to Citizen’ programme.

From 2011 to 2018, he was also acting as a part-time Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the World YMCAs.

He holds a first degree in Physics and Chemistry from Université du Bénin in Togo, and a “Diplôme des Hautes études de pratiques sociales (DHEPS)” from Université Lyon Lumière II, France.

 

44,000

Les réfugiés ukrainiens ont bénéficié d'une aide dans toute l'Europe

38,000

Des personnes ont été touchées par les projets d'action climatique YMCA Youth-Led Solution.

1,300

Les cours de formation aux compétences numériques HP LIFE organisés dans sept YMCA ont touché plus de 1 300 apprenants, principalement des jeunes de 15 à 25 ans.

Stratégie Vision 2030 adoptée lors du 20e Conseil mondial, à Aarhus, au Danemark, en juillet 2022

Le Conseil mondial et la Vision 2030

La Vision 2030 des YMCA a été adoptée lors du 20e Conseil mondial à Aarhus, au Danemark, le 5 juillet 2022, unissant le Mouvement mondial autour d'une vision et d'une mission collectives. Le moment de l'adoption a été exaltant. C'était aussi le début du prochain chapitre de notre voyage ensemble.

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Nos voix

Aaron Mashano

Aaron Mashano

Société Tribe

Zambie

J'ai rencontré l'équipe de YMCA Ndola lors de l'un des symposiums commerciaux organisés par le conseil municipal local. J'ai été très impressionnée par leur passion et leur désir de créer une entreprise qui fournisse des emplois à d'autres jeunes.

Jhomelyn Masareta

Jhomelyn Masareta

20, M et Z choix du propriétaire de la plate-forme alimentaire

Philippines

Avec l'aide du YMCA Enterprise Shelter, j'ai pu enregistrer mon entreprise. Je n'avais jamais imaginé que je pourrais avoir une entreprise à mon nom. Aujourd'hui, grâce aux connaissances et aux compétences que j'ai acquises au cours de la formation Business Improve, j'ai bon espoir de voir mon entreprise se développer harmonieusement et d'attirer davantage de clients.

Ellah Mangwiza

Ellah Mangwiza

Chef d'équipe, projet d'avenir durable

Canada

J'ai acquis une nouvelle appréciation de toutes les personnes et de la collaboration qui permettent au YMCA de fournir des services avec succès.

Maurine Kouba

Maurine Kouba

Membre du comité exécutif de la YMCA mondiale

Jérusalem-Est

Chaque fois que j'entends qu'un jeune souhaite venir au Y et disposer d'un espace sûr, c'est incroyable de réaliser que ce que nous avons fait en tant que groupe collectif a eu un sens.

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