The International Young Christian Workers is this year celebrating the celebrating of the founding of the first YCW team by Fr Joseph Cardijn in the Brussels suburb of Laeken.
“Our vision and action are based on the beliefs and values of our founder, Joseph Cardijn”, notes Geethani Peries, the International President of the YCW.
“He emphasised over and over again that “young people are worth more than all the gold in the world.” We try to live that belief in our own lives and in our solidarity with young workers across the globe.
"As the YCW is preparing for the International Council to be held in Ghana this year, it is opportune for us at this critical moment to return to our founding spirit and examine our original charter and vision.
"The International Council will provide a forum for young people from forty countries around the world to raise their voices for the rights of all young workers,” Ms Peries writes on the website.