• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersLiberia
  • Founded1881

YMCA Liberia

The Liberia YMCA was founded in 1881 by Bishop Samuel D. Ferguson, while on assignment in Harper, Maryland County. Bishop Ferguson, an Episcopalian Bishop was from the USA. The organization which first started as a church-based organization later began to spread its branches to other parts of Liberia especially the coastal counties, Montserrado, Grand Cape Mount, Sinoe and Grand Bassa Counties. After Mr. Howell’s leadership, the YMCA experienced tremendous growth with other organizations asking for a partnership with the Liberia YMCA. Seeing the need to steer its own affairs, the YMCA took on Mr. Joseph A. Kelley as the first Liberian YMCA Secretary-General. After a long period of service to the Liberian people, the YMCA celebrated its centennial anniversary on August 9, 1991, at the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia. Mr. Charles D. Sherman of Liberia became the first black president of the World Alliance of the YMCAs.
See more


Staff at YMCA Liberia have experience in


  • monitoring / evaluation
  • performance measurement
  • data management
  • youth
  • finance


  • liberia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

Ebola crisis and response

'DfID has learned a lot' in Ebola response

13 February 2015

Contact YMCA Liberia

{{contact.full_name}} - {{contact.headline || contact.employment_title}}
  • Updated {{contact.updated_at | date:'dd MMM yyyy'}}

Company Offices

  • Liberia (headquarters)
  • Monrovia
  • Crown Hill