Covid-19 has thrown into sharp focus the many injustices which shape our world today. Vaccine inequality, gender injustice and youth unemployment have all risen sharply as a result of the pandemic – and so there has never been a better time for organisations to come together to tackle these challenges.
That is why, from 1 September 2021, All We Can began a formal partnership with Y Care International – the relief and development agency of the YMCAs in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Together, All We Can and Y Care International will combine efforts to tackle poverty, inequality and injustice in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
United by our commitment to working with talented change-makers rooted in local communities, our shared Christian faith, and our drive to fearlessly challenge poverty and injustice, the union of All We Can and Y Care International will enable millions of people of all faiths and none across the globe to see their potential fulfilled. Our shared values, and relational, collaborative way of working with international partners will ensure this new arrangement enables both charities to continue transforming lives.
Y Care International will remain a separate charitable body, but all its services will be fulfilled by All We Can, and together, they will work towards the missions and operations of both charities. Driven by the principles of All We Can’s partnership approach, which are shared by Y Care International, and recognises the unique strengths of each organisation, All We Can and Y Care International will both maintain their individual identities– but one joint staff team will deliver the work.
Working together with Y Care International provides an exciting opportunity for us to truly do ‘all the good you can’. All We Can and Y Care International began sharing experiences more than two years ago, when Y Care International sought to understand and embrace All We Can’s partnership approach.
With many similarities between our two organisations, All We Can and Y Care International began to explore ways of working more closely together earlier this year. Driven by All We Can’s 2020-2025 strategy, deepening our relationship with Y Care International – who share many of our values and are, like us, deeply rooted in the Christian faith – means countless more lives will be transformed.
All We Can will continue to operate in the same way – and as an All We Can supporter, everything you know and love about our work will remain the same. However, joining together with Y Care International will allow us to invite even more talented organisations and churches to engage with our innovative, locally-led partnership approach, and support ever-more people to see their potential fulfilled.
To find out more, watch the video below, or visit ycare.allwecan.org.uk.