About the YMCA

Often Described As
The Giant of Africa

The YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is one of the oldest and largest youth-focused movements in the world. Founded in 1844, it now operates in 120 countries and serves 58 million people. YMCA associations are strongly rooted in their communities and offer a variety of programs and services based on the local context and priority issues affecting young people and their communities.

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YMCA Of Lagos @ 80th

As YMCA Of Lagos celebrates 80 years “A legacy of joyful and selfless service”, we invite you to be part of this momentous occasion. Join us in honouring the past, celebrating the present, and shaping the future as we continue to make a difference together. Here’s to another 80 years of impact, excellence, and community empowerment!

Words on Marble

Charles Spurgeon

You will never know the fullness of Christ until you know the emptiness of everything else but Christ


"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."

Chinua Achebe.

“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

Chinua Achebe

“Let no one be fooled by the fact that we may write in English, for we intend to do unheard of things with it.”

Anatole France

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”

Chris Grosser

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”


“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”

Barbara Baron

“Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.”

Bill Gates

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.


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JOIN OUR TEAM Senior Programme Officer YMCA of Lagos is looking for a dedicated Senior Programme Officer to lead and implement programmes that align with

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YMCA Of Lagos @80

YMCA Of Lagos @ 80th anniversary (1944 – 2024) As YMCA Of Lagos celebrates 80th years “A legacy of joyful and selfless service”, we invite

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