CDYMCA Global Outreach
In an increasingly globalized society with rapidly changing demographics impacting communities of all sizes, YMCAs are discovering the need for – and significant advantages of – changing what it means to engage in our global communities. The YMCA has a long history of international philanthropic exchange trips and partners with reputable change-making organizations abroad, providing participants an extraordinary cultural encounter like none other.
The CDYMCA strives to operate with a global perspective and responsibility to meet the needs of our changing communities both at home and abroad.
CDYMCA in Pakistan
The CDYMCA has developed a relationship with the village of Martinpur in Pakistan. CDYMCA staff travel to the village and provided programming for families and meals for the village, consisting of primarily minorities in Pakistan. CDYMCA staff worked with local teens to teach them the importance of volunteerism through running sports programming and games. Future trips include plans to expand a playground and create a lasting relationship with the villagers of Martinpur and residents of the Capital Region.