KOLLAM YMCA in the service of humanity since 1924

Mission Statement of the Indian YMCA

The Mission Statement of the Indian YMCA as adopted at the
Madhurai Convention in January 1998 is stated below.

"The Young Men's Christian Association of India seeks to unite men, women, youth and children as co-workers with God to promote mutually caring, loving and humane communities. Accordingly, the YMCA participates in God's mission of restoring abundant life to all, with special concern for the most distressed and dehumanized in the country:
The Indian YMCA is committed to strive for a just society where oppression, exploitation and denial of life is confronted and transformed. It believes in the sanctity of all life and preservation of all God's creation. It stands for renewal and reconciliation in broken communities."
Kollam YMCA has one branch, a Community College and different departments conducting variety programmes and activities.

Kollam YMCA also provides The following facilities  

bullet Medical camps
bullet Coaching camps
bullet Youth camp
bullet Cultural programs
bullet Vocational training



Conference facilities


Indoor & Outdoor


Social Services, etc..

Medical camps: YMCA, Kollam organizes free Medical camps for Ayurvedic and Homeopathic treatments.

YMCA Kollam is organizing Free Eye Camp every month at YMCA Kollam, in association with MTMM Hospital Sasthamcotta.



On the right is a seen from the camp


YMCA, Kollam organizes various free eye camps every year on different locations in association with Aravind Eye Hospital, Madhurai & Nagarkovil. The treatment and surgery is totally free for those who cannot afford the cost and expenses. Lot of patients who where suffering from Cataract and other deceases get the benefits of these camps annually.

YMCA, under the initiative of Social Service Committee in association with District Blindness Control Society and Aravind Eye Hospital organized three eye camps at YMCA Kollam on May 27th, September 30th and November 18th 2006. Out of about 3000 patients who attended the camp, 375 patients underwent surgery for cataract.

   Seens from the Eye camp conducted at YMCA, Kollam


Chess: YMCA, Kollam conducts regular coaching camp for Chess in association with the Kollam District Chess Association.

YMCA, Kollam also conducts Summer Coaching Camps successfully during the summer holidays. A total of 400 students attended the various classes in public speaking, Personality Development, Painting, Drawing, Glass painting, Fabric painting, Ceramic work, Craft, Soft toys, Hand embroidery, Table tennis, Basket ball, Shuttle Badminton, Roller Skating, Kung-fu, Yoga, Karate, Cricket, Chess. All the participants were given certificates and special prizes were given to the best performers.

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This page was last updated on: 09-Feb-2011