Message from the General Secretary


Theodore Joel Karmaker

YMCA is established not only as a movement around the world, but the unique means of positive change. YMCA has been a symbol of trust and confidence of people around the world for more than a century. Despite the ethnic, social and cultural differences, the various YMCAs around the world have inspired millions of young people to walk steadily with one goal.

Dhaka YMCA is also a proud pioneer of this progress in Bangladesh, which has been relentlessly engaged since 1965. However, the crisis of good governance and leadership and financial misery has repeatedly plagued this great movement. But its path was not blocked. This association, which is constantly working for the society, teaches us to think about the righteousness, teaches us to think move forward.

Now, it is time for us to think about effective ways to coordinate our work in the future, the use our resources and the adjustment of our structures at all levels. Reflections also about the next steps in our common journey, strengthening our faith and increasing our impact.

In the midst of this uncertainty, we have remained proud of belonging to this movement. We are proud of volunteers, staff, members, well-wishers and partners.

God help us to move forward in all good deeds. Thank you.

Theodore Joel Karmaker
Assistant General Secretary