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 KOLLAM YMCA in the service of humanity since 1924 

YMCA PRAYER

Merciful God,

We thank you for the great legacy "The Young Men's Christian Association". As its members, we pray that our vision may be renewed so that we may seek to unite all young men who regard Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour.

While we are working for the development of body, mind and spirit, help us to associate our efforts for the extension of your kingdom. Give us vision along with faith, modesty along with steadfast ness, vigorousness along with enthusiasm so that we may work for a new society based on truth, justice and love. We pray for the YMCA's all over the world. Oh God, transform us into strong links of a strong chain.

Amen

YMCA Kollam

YMCA Road, Chinnakkada,

Koilam -1

Ph: 0474-2744694, 2746912 Email: ymcakotlam@vahoo.com

HISTORY OF YMCA

The Young Menís Christian Association was founded in London (England) on June 6th 1844 in response to unhealthy Social conditions arising in the cities due to the industrial revolution. Sir George Williams a God inspired business man seriously responded to take care of the spiritual and human needs of young people who were worked in the oppressive conditions of Britton.

YMCA Kollam was started on 4th February 1924 in a rented room in the upstairs of a small building in Chinnakkada, heart of the town. The first president was Mr. Mackei M.L.C.

The Association was shifted to the present plot which was secured from the Travancore Government through the efforts of Mr. John during 1928-í32. With wholehearted support of YMCA members and Public, a small building was put up and started a small hostel for working young men. Adequate funds raised from the public and a row of four rooms, which could accommodate 8 persons, was built. In addition that three more rooms to the old row of rooms, a kitchen, mess facilities were completed with the enormous support of public and with the financial aid of US $ 15500/- from the buildings for the brotherhood programs of the international committee. The work of the main building was completed and was opened on 7-5-1966 by Mr. Pattom A. Thanupillai, the then Governor of Andrapradesh.

On 11th September 1975 the first floor of the golden jubilee building was inaugurated by Mr. K.M. Philip, the then president of world Alliance of YMCAs.

A plot of 2.72 acres land in Pullichira was purchased on 1998 for community development project. With a view to empower the under privileged Youth, YMCA started a Community College their in 2004Considering the enormous demand for the hostel rooms in Kollam, YMCA started its first branch at Karicode in a rented building in 2005. The branch was inaugurated by Hon,ble Mr. Justice J.B. Koshy, Kerala High Court Judge. In 2007 YMCA started its International Guest House which was inaugurated by Rev. Samuel D. Stephens, Deputy President, World Alliance of YMCAs.

YMCA, Kollam

Since 1924

PRAYER CARD

Kindly Pray and Praise God for

YMCA Land issue
Leaders, Members
City, nation & rulers
YMCA Movement, staff
Bible Study Programmes
Breakfast Prayer Fellowship
Fasting Prayer
Monthly Cottage Prayer

Sub Committees Programmes
Fund Mobilization for Cancer
Patients
Kids-Y, Hi-Y, Uni-Y
YMCA Choir
Yoga, Karate Classes
Monthly Eye Camp
Sports & Games Programmes
Completion of YMCA Camp Centre and Human Resource Development Centre
International Guest House
Ecumenical Chapel
Day Care & Play School
Counselling Centre
Hostel
Library & Reading Room

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