Krit Thanavanich -Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai

Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai Provence welcomes YMCA to Chiang Mai

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“Mr Peter Posner, the President of YMCA, Treasurer and Secretary General of World YMCA and ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to come and say a few words for you all this afternoon, as a representative of the Governor of Chiang Mai. The YMCA is the oldest and largest youth movement that empowers people to make change in their community …

All the photos of the 19th YMCA World Council

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Do NOT MISS ALL THE PHOTOS! #ye4good #ymcaWC18 A big applause to our photo team, a YOUNG TEAM, this is empowerment in ACTION with: Philip Wilson- 28, Cornelius Klingel – 31, Lena Kiesewetter – 19, Ruben Günther – 28, Philipp Leingärtner – 29 You can see all the photos on our Flickr Stream

Johan Vilhelm Eltvik

The YMCA is changing for good

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The YMCA always has, and always will be ambitious. Yesterday at the Secretary General Report, as a part of the 19th World Council, Johan Vilhelm Eltvik shared the findings from the YMCA Blue Book of World YMCA Movement Statistics but also his thoughts and memories of his time in the role. “Young people from all around the world need us …

Our first video blog with a YMCA Change Agent

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Elise Håland Knutsen is a 20-year-old Change Agent from YWCA-YMCA of Norway. She is passionate about raising global awareness amongst the youth in her YMCA and make them feel like they can make a change.

The 19th World Council is officially opened!

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Bright lights, talented young people singing and dancing, glittery Thai performances, bikes transformed into tuk tuks and the moment when it almost looked like World YMCA Secretary General Johan Vilhelm Eltvik was going to sing the YMCA song. Is this a festival or a global conference? Or is it both? Last night the 19th World Council in Chiang Mai officially …

Welcome to the 19th YMCA World Council

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S̄wạs̄dī! Hello! Bonjour! Ohayo! Bwanji! G’day! The 19th World Council kicks off this afternoon with over 1,200 delegates from over 80 countries represented who have travelled from as far and wide as Serbia, Peru, Myanmar and more to be part of the peak global event. The air is hot and sticky in Chiang Mai, Thailand but the excitement is growing …

Sharing our story with Thai media: World Council Press Conference

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Today over 29 Thai journalists attended the 19th YMCA World Council Press Conference. With microphones and video cameras in hand they captured World YMCA Secretary General Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, the President of Thai Alliance of YMCAs Danuch Yontararak, and NGS of the YMCA of Chiang Mai Rachan Maneekarn sharing their excitement for the global YMCA movement coming to Thailand for …

Introducing the YMCA of Chiang Mai

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The YMCA of Chiang Mai has been serving the local community for 45 years. It has grown over the years and extended into 6 branches in the northern part of Thailand. It began from an idea backed by a small group of volunteers headed by former President Dr. Boonrem Singhanetr, former General Secretary Mr. Vorakit Kantakalung and friends with interfaith …

Harlem Globetrotters to perform at World Council

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Don’t miss the evening of Tuesday 10th at 8pm for a great night’s entertainment. First, the evening is kicked off with our very own YMCA Change Agents who will share stories of impact and we shall hear from some of them about their personal life-changing experiences within the YMCA. This is then followed by the Harlem Globetrotters Show. We are …