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Together, the World YMCA and HP are working to bridge the digital divide and provide inclusive access to technology and education worldwide. 

This collaboration began in 2022 with seven YMCAs offering the HP LIFE digital skills training courses. In 2023, in addition to HP LIFE courses at four YMCAs, the programme expanded to digital tech hubs, volunteerism and community acceleration in Moldova and the Western Balkans.


YMCA Kosovo expands HP programme

The YMCA Kosovo partnership with technology company HP continues to flourish.

The collaboration was piloted in the Gjakova Municipality last year, where more than 330 young people finished more than 400 HP LIFE courses. Building on that success, YMCA Kosovo has expanded the programme over the past three months.

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YMCA powered by HP

YMCA powered by HP is boosting education in Moldova, with the support of the implementation team at YMCA Moldova. "Onisifor Ghibu" is one of over 200 educational institutions in the country that benefited from a fully equipped and operational digital educational centre. More than 1,200 students of these institutions are attending coding sessions, courses, and workshops to boost their digital skills and competencies.

Donation of headphones helps YMCA Romania boost digital engagement.

'Turning up the Volume' in Romania

In December 2023, the team at YMCA Romania have received a generous donation of more than one thousand HP Poly products, specifically headphones for office and gaming.

The equipment is dedicated to supporting digital equity activities and programs of the YMCA in Romania, part of the educational programs for kids and youth work, including the Ukrainian community in the region.


Expanded partnership with HP Inc. works to bridge the digital divide

As part of a new partnership with HP Inc. last year, seven YMCAs offered digital access and training to young people and underserved communities. The HP LIFE digital skills training courses reached more than 1,300 learners, mainly between the ages of 15-26. HP LIFE is a program of the HP Foundation.

YMCA India

On 24 April, they commemorated the one-year anniversary of its HP Tech Centre.

One-year anniversary of HP Tech Centre in India

The National Council of YMCAs of India celebrated a milestone and moved forward in implementing a new initiative around Meaningful Work, the second Pillar of YMCA Vision 2030.

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