Macedonia – National Council of YMCAs
Date of foundation of the YMCA: 1999
Membership Status: Not member
Brief YMCA History
In Macedonia the first local YMCA was formed in 1999 in Skopje. Today in Macedonia there are two local YMCA associations in Skopje and Bitola united as YMCA Macedonia.
YMCA Macedonia is full member of YMCA Europe since 2008.
The headquarters of YMCA Macedonia is based in Bitola providing activities and opportunities for more than 2.000 young people annually.
YMCA Macedonia emphasize the interaction among our youth working together for personal development of spirit, mind and body. We stimulate our young people in their diversity and creativity providing opportunities for better future for all.
We see youth as our main target group, human recourse and development potential. We offer them possibilities for healthy development of spirit, mind and body through different group and personal activities involving creative work, intellectual challenges and getting new skills and knowledge. We empower all, especially young people to take increased responsibilities and assume leadership at all levels. We are building awareness of the cultural differences.
Our main programmes are:
• Voluntary Service
• Camps, Festivals
• Healthy lifestyle
Macedonia – Address – National Office
Viktor Illiev – Secretary General
Vasko Karangelevski REMO 1/*3*/42
7000, Bitola – Republic of Macedonia
Phone office : 00 389 47 610 669
YMCA Macedonia – www.ymca.mk
YMCA Bitola – www.ymcabitola.org.mk