The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) movement was started in 1844 in London by Mr George Williams and a group of likeminded concerned Christians. It is one of the oldest and largest Movements for youth in the world and now operates in 119 countries, and reaching 58 million people. The YMCA works to bring social justice and peace to young people and their communities, regardless of religion, race, gender or culture.
YMCA of Singapore is a volunteer-based Christina organization that seeks to serve and impact all members of the community, regardless of race, language or religion, through programmes, services and enterprises to develop the body, mind and spirit. They also extend their outreach to the less privileged overseas through International Service Programmes (ISP) to the needy in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Sri Lanka, China and Nepal.
Scale Of The Problem
20% of Thailand is set to become a full fledged ageing population by 2021
in Thailand aged 60 and above will require more assistance and welfare