YWCA BAHAMAS WELCOMES YOU
WHO WE ARE
For eighty-one years The Young Women's Christian Association of The Bahamas has created programs that cater to community needs. Worldwide, the YWCA movement reaches more than 25 million and is at work in over 124 countries. To find out more about membership requirements click on the following link:
"An Illustrated History of The Young Women's Christian Association of The Bahamas"
Find out more about the YWCA when you read our history: "An Illustrated History of The Young Women's Christian Association of The Bahamas"
PROGRAMS AT THE BAHAMAS YWCA
Making A Difference
YWCA Bahamas is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Nonprofit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
Helping The Community
There are many amenities afforded to you when you live at The Bahamas YWCA: quiet, lush gardens, community programs and a bustling commercial zone in close proximity to the residential units.
View the beautiful living quarters:
Growing in the knowledge of God's word.
The YWCA's Bible Study Group meets every other Saturday from 8:30-9:45a.m.
We enjoy a wonderful time studying and discussing insights gleaned from the study of scriptures.
View photographs of Bible studies in progress:
JOB READINESS WORKSHOPS
Prepare for the job market by enhancing your skills.
Attend free classes for four to six weeks taught by highly qualified professionals. A certificate of completion is given at the end of the program.
ACTIVE CITIZENRY BAHAMAS
Stand Up, Speak Up - Be a Voice for the Voiceless
On Tuesday June 5th at 6:00p.m. a new YWCA program, Active Citizenry Bahamas (ACB), will be launched at the YWCA's Headquarters on Dolphin Drive.
Advancing the theme that we explored in last year's World YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer, "Stand Up, Speak Up - Be a Voice for the Voiceless" , ACB aims to encourage citizens and residents to move from being passive spectators in our democracy to being active participants engaged in pooling our strengths and talents to make a difference in the country.
ACB is in the embryonic phase of formation and the upcoming meeting in June will provide you with an opportunity to be introduced to the philosophy and planned activities of the new association.
Additionally, more about the ACB Association will be provided in each weekly YWCA News Update. Our thanks to the founding members for the extensive work that has been done to date:
Faye Bascom - Educator; Information, Communication and Technology Specialist
Rosalie Fawkes - Educator, Curator and General Secretary of The YWCA of The Bahamas
Kim Minors - Educator, Entrepreneur
Dr. Karen St. Cyr - Educator, Policy Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation
As advocacy is one of the priorities of the World YWCA Movement, we look forward to aligning our mission and purpose with this new program coming on stream.