The National Council of Zambia YMCAs (NCZYMCA) was established as a coordinating council in 1968 and was affiliated to both Africa Alliance and World Alliance of YMCAs in 1977. YMCA is one of the largest and oldest youth movements in the world with over 40 million members spread in 124 countries.
The NCZYMCA is a National Christian Ecumenical organization founded on the premise of developing the potential of young people to make a meaningful contribution to society. It is a membership driven organization with a presence in eight provinces of Zambia. Thirteen local associations represent it in the following towns: Lusaka, Kabwe, Ndola, Kitwe, Choma, Mongu, Kasama, Livingstone, Chipata, Chibombo,Solwezi, Kaoma and Chadiza. The annual general meeting is the highest decision making body at which the members to the board are elected. Zambia YMCA runs programmes that are aimed at developing young people through the development of the mind, body and spirit as a whole.
Empowering young people for the African renaissance
Translate the principles of YMCAs’ Christian heritage into programmes that develop young people, strengthen families, and build strong communities.
That they all may be one (John17:21)
Common Values are :
Unity and inclusiveness
Based on our Christian faith, we proactively build positive inter-generation and inter-faith relations which are embedded on the underlying principles of respect and acceptance.
Striving for the empowerment of youth in Africa, our transformational leadership approach ensures long-term individual and community impact.
We hold ourselves responsible and answerable to the youth of the continent and our stakeholders for managing our movement to achieve our shared vision
We strive to be sustainable and self-regulatory to ensure our social responsiveness and relevance.
We commit to open and transparent decision-making and implementation processes, and consistent policies and actions.