Development Cooperation

As an international organization, IYC Finland is involved in promoting the UN’s sustainable development goals abroad as well. Since its establishment, IYC Finland has helped in several development projects:

Uganda (2017)

We built three more classes in the village school in rural Mityana (50,000 inhabitants). The foundations and walls had already been laid three years earlier. Uganda is the youngest country in the world in terms of population. More than half of Ugandans are under 18 years old. So the people on the streets were very young. The country’s unemployment rate is 80. On the other hand, the figure applies to those aged 18 and over. The host family coordinates the project locally. The IYC, in turn, organized the youth to build and organized for us a program after construction. The Finns and Swedes raised funds to build the school.

Senegal (2018 ja 2019)

Gambia (2019)

Hungary (2020-2021)

Development camp and youth exchange. More than 40 young people from Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Ireland and the United Kingdom attend charity camps, during which young people help local aid organizations and take part in solidarity projects.

Mexico (2020-)

In connection with the Christmas campaign, IYC Finland is organizing gift collections for the children of the Mexican MIPEFAM-orphanage.

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Other projects

In addition, the International Youth Cooperation Network, which includes more than 12 countries, has been involved in projects on all continents.