YMCA of Singapore
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) movement was started in 1844 in London by Mr George Williams. Subsequently, over the last 160 years since its foundation, the YMCA Movement has been established in more than 120 countries with 45 million members worldwide.
Established in 1902, the YMCA of Singapore is a Christian voluntary welfare organisation (VWO), affiliated worldwide, which seeks to serve and enrich all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through wholesome programmes, to develop body, mind and spirit, which are based on Christian principles. Activities and programmes are organised with the aim of "touching lives and lifting spirits" among its members, community and beneficiaries.
For more information, visit our website at www.ymca.org.sg.
Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY)
The YMCA is a voluntary, international, Christian, youth movement which was founded in 1844. The Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs is a Federation of 27 YMCA movements in Asia and Pacific countries and territories. It is an integral part of the World Alliance of YMCAs and the representative body of the YMCAs in this region. Formation of the then Asia Alliance as a regional body began in 1949. Today the Alliance comprises of the following YMCA movements in this region: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
For more information, visit our website at www.asiapacificymca.org.
University-YMCA (Uni-Y) Singapore
In an effort to promote youth development, University-YMCA (Uni-Y) service clubs have been established in the U.S, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and other countries to mobilise, empower and involve young people to be actively engaged in serving the community. Locally, the first Uni-Y was set up in Singapore Management University (SMU) in October 2005, the second in the National University of Singapore in August 2007, followed by the third in Nanyang Technological University. A High School-YMCA (Hi-Y) club was set up to nurture and mobilise youth leaders from junior colleges. Singapore Uni-Y is a member of the Asia Pacific University YMCAs (APUY).