YMCA Stands Together

During these difficult times decisions are being made and hardships endured against the backdrop of a rapidly changing circumstances. African YMCAs have taken drastic measures by reaching out to vulnerable communities and providing support in different ways. We continue to stand together through this crisis and together we shall overcome it.

We encourage all of our members and their families to follow health authority advice and do what they can to contribute to the global effort to control this pandemic. Wherever possible practice the key elements of social distancing, social isolation, good hygiene, know the symptoms of COVID-19 disease, and report if you feel unwell and immediately isolate yourself.

YMCAs Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis


In the continuity of the fight against COVID-19, YMCA Ziguinchorstaff and volunteers produced 350 litres of bleach, 500 masks as well as other supplies to support the most affected communities.



In order to fight the spread of coronavirus in prison facilities, YMCA Madagascar has offered essential products (NPP), soap, hand washer, gel with hydroalcoholic solution, mask, bleach and spray to prison facilities in and Moramanga.


YMCA Ethiopia in partnership with Plan International Ethiopia, through Safe and Inclusive Cities project has handed over food, sanitary and protective health supplies to COVID 19 taskforce in Arada sub city.



Residents of Ibeshe, in Lagos receive stimulus packs from the Lagos Ymca to cushion the effect of the lockdown. The goal is to reduce the level of hunger faced by 400 households during the period of the COVID-19 lockdown

South Africa

Nelson Mandela Bay YMCA packaging food parcels for their Pre-School families, with the help of their board members. "Covid-19 has affected us all, but a random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else's life." 


The Ghana Y.M.C.A donates food items to Naro Aged Care, an NGO that focuses on providing care for elderly people. The donation is part of a collaborated effort between the Government of Ghana and faith-based organisations in the county.
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