The YMCA Lebanon is a non-profit, local organization. We were originally founded in 1890 as a charitable association to serve the needs of children. Since then the YMCA has expanded the reach of its programs in response to the country’s changing dynamics, becoming one of Lebanon’s leading national civil society organizations.
YMCA operates with an even-handed approach, targeting all Lebanese people regardless of political, religious, sectarian or geographic affiliations, and regardless of age or gender. The organization has historically focused on a comprehensive approach to national development that benefits the most disadvantaged and marginalized population in Lebanon by addressing their needs in education, child protection, health and medical support, and economic support.
We have worked and continue to work with over 400 local organizations, municipalities, and schools from all areas of Lebanon. The YMCA also runs extensive programs on environmental protection and preservation, agriculture, rural development, capacity building, youth activities, good governance, and vocational training in order to best serve the Lebanese community as a whole.
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