Empowering Young People for Africa Renaissance.

Zambia Young Men’s Christian Association (Zambia YMCA) is a nationwide faith based youth movement and one of the oldest non-governmental organisations in the country. The main aims of the organisation are to help young people to make informed choices, to protect them from exploitation and neglect, and to ensure their full participation in society.

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YMCA movement endeavors to strengthen its ability to build strong and resilient youths families and communities.The empowerment and autonomy of young people and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status, is highly important in itself.In addition, it is essential for the achievements of sustainable development. It is therefore envisaged that in the next years Zambia YMCA will have maximum participation process.

YMCA strategic plan provides the basis for the implementation of our mandate from 2024 to 2027, and is meant to give our volunteers and staff direction in their work as well as guide the operations of Zambia YMCA during the next four years. Together with other operational plans, this strategic plan will give the much-needed direction for our members of the board, staff and volunteers to use in monitoring and managing Zambia YMCAs operational performance

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There are 4.8 Million Young People in Zambia aged between 15-34.

This is how we support them, and their communities:

Training Programs
We offer skills and services that are hands on to empower young people.
Training Programs
Sports & Recreation
Changing young lives through sport, being physically active can help mental well being .
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We are currently running projects aimed at empowering young people.
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Sustainable Planet
We channel young people's commitment to climate justice and sustainability.
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Our Volunteers Say

The YMCA has been a platform for nurturing youth potential across different spheres; Body, Mind and Spirit. Working with young people as branch secretary for Lundazi Local Association saw me move through the ladders of personal and professional development and later got norminated as a subject 2 citizen ambassador under the Africa Alliance of YMCA. I remain committed to working with the Zambia YMCA staff and youths to continue fostering youth empowerment in our movement. 

Oscar Kapindula

S2C Ambassador from Lundazi YMCA


Since joining the YMCA in 2021, its advocacy-focused programming has greatly influenced and motivated me to get more involved in social problems. Meeting Christian friends who are also interested in mindfulness has improved my sense of connection and well-being. The YMCA's varied programs, mostly geared towards young people and incorporating Christianity, have strengthened my personal development, leadership abilities, and resilience. 

Grace Bwakya

YMCA Lusaka Volunteer


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