YMCA Liberia

Liberia – National Council of YMCAs

Date of foundation of the YMCA: August 10, 1881
Membership Status: Full
Full member of the World Alliance of YMCAs since: 1953

Brief YMCA History

The YMCA OF Liberia was founded in 1881 by bishop Samuel D. Ferguson, an Episcopal Bishop to Liberia. Bishop Ferguson, while on assignment in Harper, Maryland County. The YMCA started in Harper and only came to Monrovia in 1926 by James McCritty.

Mission Statement

The Liberia YMCA seeks to unite and empower young people through self-development and service to their community as an extension of the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Main Programmes

The main programs of the YMCA of Liberia are divided into four categories:

Membership Development
Youth Development
Youth Leadership Training/National Youth Council
Peace Building and Civic Education
Adolescent Reproductive Health Program
Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Capacity Building and Sustainability
Human Resource Development
Income Generation Programs
Rental/Lease of assets

Special Projects
Education for Less Fortunate Children
Emergency Response Program
Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

Address – National Office

NGS, Timotheus Kamaboakai
National Office
National Council of YMCAs
P O Box 602-C-3
1000 Monrovia 10
E-mail: tim.ymcalr@gmail.com
Telephone: 00-231-06547249
Fax: 00-231-226-130/050/132

No YMCA accomodation available in Liberia

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