YMCA is a world Christian movement, with the Paris Basis as its mission: “The Young Men’s Christian Associations seek to unite those young men who, regarding Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour, according to the Holy Scriptures, desire to be His disciples in their faith and in their life, and to associate their efforts for the extension of His Kingdom amongst young men.”
Based on the same mission, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong was established in 1901. The objective and purpose were clearly stated in the Constitution as “the development of Christian character and the cultivation of the Christian spirit of service among young men, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.”
To achieve this purpose, a group of fervent Christian leaders and friends initiated a wide range of activities:
through which members could develop their interests,
to promote meaningful socialisation, sports and recreational, cultural, educational activities; and to cultivate the spirit to serve among young people,
to promote Christian ethics,
to enhance the well-being of the individual,
to enable members to become good and responsible citizens of society.
Over the years, with the steadfast support of the government, organisations and churches, the Association has expanded. Today, we have centres all over the territory, with more than 50 service units and a total members of over 80,000 people.
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong is a Christian service organisation based in Hong Kong as part of the global YMCA movement. The Association is committed to building a civil and compassionate Hong Kong through uniting people with the same spirit to extend the Kingdom of God; fostering youth leadership to shoulder social responsibility with keen concern for the motherland and the world; and promoting multiple service programmes based on wholistic personal growth, commitment to the underprivileged and reconciliation extending from self to society.