About Kobe YWCA
Established in 1855 in London, England, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) with its head-quarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. is a global organization that encompasses 90 countries and has a membership of 5 million people. This organization strives for world peace and justice according to the philosophy that every human being is equal under God regardless of ethnicity, race, nationality, creed or religion.
In Japan, the YWCA was founded in 1905. There are YWCAs located in twenty-five cities and operating in 30 junior and senior high schools.
YWCA of Japan
The Kobe YWCA was formed in 1920. In its earlier stage, the Kobe YWCA provided career training for leadership roles in various areas and helped Japanese people prepare for emigration. It also supported the independence and the participation of women in society. Today the YWCA not only continues to encourage and to support women, it also serves as the place for volunteer activities and offers various programs such as of life-long education, social education, youth education, social welfare, as well as promoting international understanding and cooperation, and civil rights.
The triangle signifies the wish for human spirit, intelligence and body to be in harmony. The line in the middle represents service and fellowship.