In February 2016, Anne-Marie Rogan (CEO) and Charlotte Davies (Youth Manager), visited YMCA India, The National Council of YMCAs in India based in New Delhi as part of the celebrations recognising 125 years of the YMCA Movement in India. The aim of the visit was to exchange best practice models in Health & Wellbeing, Education, Tackling Poverty, Leadership & Children & Family Work. They also toured New Delhi and the surrounding area visiting local YMCA projects led by the National Council and New Delhi YMCA.
The visit resulted in the historical signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between YMCA India and YMCA Swansea, which was signed in New Delhi on Wednesday 24th February 2016.
Exchange visits will be organised for YMCA staff and young people from both countries and result in the future development of joint programmes to further develop the international YMCA business portfolio and cultural exchange programmes.
YMCA Swansea look forward to welcoming The National General Secretary, Mani Kumar and his team from YMCA India in May 2016 when they visit Swansea.