Stories of small people. Part 4, Maria
The stories of our leaders at war
Through years YMCA-Lviv has united very valuable people. Since the beginning of russia’s widespread invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the YMCA has received a key and top priority – helping the frontline […]
We support volunteers in war
Since 2014 volunteer networks in Ukraine have been formed on the basis of public movement and institutional experience of public organizations. At the same time they were free and mobile, sometimes involving several organizations […]
Højskoledag project ‘Ruslands-Ukraine skygge’
Lat week our program leaders and volunteers visited KFUM og KFUK i Distrikt Aarhus to meet with YMCA youth and discuss the situation in Ukraine since the full-scale invasion of Russia from 24th Feb. They […]
YMCA volunteer center keeps doing important things on rapid humanitarian response. For the last three weeks our volunteers packed and delivered humanitarian aid from YMCA Berlin and private helpers from Poland. As a volunteer team […]
Youth Council 2022
Partnership Offers for 2020 & Annual report for 2019
CEO YMCA Lviv
Create a new organizational identity or revive those that are historically inherited?
This is an issue for NGOs […]
Aarhus and Lviv youth was learning to love life
In winter time we all want to be a part of a joyful company. And we found it! Our lovely friends came to us from Danish KFUM og KFUK i Distrikt Aarhus.
That’s a name for summer festival which I attended in summer 2019. However, I even did not expect that to be indeed SO WONDERFUL.
The festival gathered young people from nine countries and took place in […]
Youth In Action. Germany, Oberhof.
This Autumn I had an opportunity to be a part of the learning mobility program ‘Participation!
Lets be the part of the European youth strategy!’ which took place […]
Our delegation at YMCA 175
Do you know what Brexit is? We know. It is occurred to us while helping the protesters, blocking Big Ben and jointly seeking way out of the underground … Of course, this was in a […]
Copenhagen and ducks
We’ve visited Copenhagen this summer!
Our friends from KFUM og KFUK i Danmark launched a new local office in the capital. We were invited to stay and help them with preparation.
A nice thought came to our […]
Volodymyr Berkych about YOFest
Political pilgrimage: to the heart of the European Union
Perhaps every respectful president of the Young Council should move a long way to a «saint» political institution and go through all stages of internship in an […]
Danish youth brought presents for children at hospital
We are learning how to make good projects from our Danish friends.
Youth from Denmark worked for a couple of months to collect money for children in Lviv. Students cleaned windows, washed cars, sold […]
Partnership Offers for 2019 & Annual report for 2018
We devoted three years of organizational life to finding and shaping our identity. Just as a small flower in the spring needs to be filled with the sun and water in […]
Solomia Dzhudzuk about Hong Kong
Do you believe you can’t change the world without seeing it? Or maybe you just stuck in the rut and crave some exotic trip? Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong has got you […]
External evaluation for child care projects supported by Läkarmissionen
In 2018 Swedish NGO Läkarmissionen (LM) together with YMCA Lviv team led by Oleksandra Sorokopud studied cooperation of nongovernmental child care organizations CCC and Blagodat located in Lviv.
In the focus of the research […]
What is Innovation at the YMCA?
text by Olexandra Sorokopud
What is Innovation at the YMCA? When you are a part of world wide youth movement it seams that the innovations should happen now and then all the time. Is that so? […]
Students from Hong Kong about Lviv
What are the strange habits of Ukrainians? What should you see in Ukraine? What you should know about Eastern-european eating habits? What surprizes foreigners in Ukraine? Students from Hong Kong tell about their adventures. They […]
Valeriya Fetisova about her trip to Palestine
Palestine is a wonderful country in the Middle East which I had the chance to visit in October this year. Even though I am interested in this region for quite a while, I, it turns […]
Martha about Youth embrace program in Gothenburg
On December 15, 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden was held a partners meeting among YMCA-YWCA Stockholm and Gothenburg with Ukrainian and Byelorussian colleagues within the framework of “Youth embrace” program.
This cooperation […]
Enver Kaneev on the SALM program in Strasbourg
Want to know what stereotypes about Ukrainians in European youth, Is it possible to cook dumplings in the oven, and what should be the perfect international youth camp? Then read!!!
Enver Kaneev from Young Council YMCA […]
Volodymyr Berkych about Roots for Reconciliation Project
#Be the PEACE you want
What would you think first about Budapest – the former imperial capital of one of the most powerful state worldwide? Gorgeous landscapes, unforgettable views, marvelous architecture styles and cozy, friendly streets, […]
Youth from the YMCA of St. Louis in Lviv and the Carpathians
In July, we met with American youth from St. Louis. Young leaders from the Gateway Region YMCA with their educators Greg and Shelley came to us.
We have not seen such an organized, friendly and fun […]
Friends from Egypt in Lviv
This summer YMCA Lviv hosted guests from Egypt. We welcomed six boys and girls from YMCA OF MINYA with their leaders Adele and Dina.
Our youth met at the 25th anniversary of YMCA […]
Elvira Ablyakimova: ukrainian Change Agent at 19th YMCA World Council Conference
In July 2018, the XIX World Conference of YMCA took place in Thailand in Chiang Mai. 9 Change Agents have represented our country, including Elvira Abliakimova from YMCA Lviv.
19th YMCA World Council […]
YMCA Lviv Council visited the partners of Aarhus
The youth came to the invitation of our […]
Danish youth bringing joy and happiness for kids in Lviv!
On May 24-26 2018 16 teens from YMCA Lystruphave Efterskole visited Lviv.
Young people from Danmark presented Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine for children at Western Ukrainian Specialized Children’s Medical Centre. Now the Art […]
One Million Voices. Youth Research Project 2
YMCA research “One million voices” will help to ingrate youth in the process of Ukrainians reforms.
In 2017 YMCA Lviv participated in the international research “One million voices 2”. The research was held in 40 […]
“Voices of Freedom” – a film about us
Youth and totalitarianism. What is freedom? Why should you appreciate it?
How to feel free in every movement, every sound and every look?
How can one think of the past, which we, fortunately, did not find?
See this […]
Cultural project «Music life»
The project “Music life” was focused on series of musical dialogues and collaborations between representatives of different cultures: Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars, Poles, Hungarians. Musicians studied the culture of each other, reflected on relevant social themes […]
Julia Bodak — YMCA volunteer in Holland (Den Helder) by EVS in 2016
“It’s my first experience to live alone and abroad for more than two weeks and I liked it so much. I learned how to be more independent and self-determined, responsible and patient. Working in a […]
Game Factory was an inernational training on 1-7 March 2015 in the frames of Erasmus+ program
Training was aimed on using games in our social work with youth and adults especially those who are in crisys situations including IDP. Traning was initiated by the Richter foundation (Netherlands) and included participation of […]
Chinese YMCA Hong Kong
Partnership with YMCA HongKong launched in early 2017 upon the visit of HongKong students to Lviv. Young people discussed a perspective of joint initiatives and exchange programs. Ukrainian youth expressed a desire to train and […]
22 young people from Chinese YMCA Hong Kong visited Lviv for a study tour on 3-6 January 2017.
Initial presentation of the Hong Kong YMCA in YMCA-Lviv scheduled to introduce the possibilities of eventual cooperation at YMCA local-to-local level. Together with Lviv youth, Chinese students discussed the opportunities for the university and volunteer […]
YMCA Aarhus (Denmark)
Lviv and Aarhus YMCA partnership started in 2012 with a key purpose to cooperate at local level in youth projects and programs. To date, both teams work on implementation of youth exchange programs, leadership training, […]
Our partners YMCA Calgary (Canada)
Partnership established in 2013 to implement youth developmental programs.
Joint projects mostly focus on Tensing initiatives and programs.
Here are some of the projects. 2013 – project “YMCA Western region Leadership School for Youth” (Verkhovyna in Carpathians) […]