YWCA Founder's Federation of the Philippines, Inc.

YWCA Manila
Since 1926

Founded by Felicisima BALGOS-BARZA

The History of the YWCA Founder's Federation
of the Philippines, Inc.

The YWCA is an organization of young girls and women eager to learn and willing to challenge themselves to become future parents and leaders. It recognizes that women and men are dynamic partners for social transformation and are therefore equal before God and people.

1855

Birth of Young women's Christian Association (YWCA) founded by Emma Robarts and Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird of England

1926

On October 26, 1926, Felicisima Balgos-Barza founded, together with 20 other distinguished women civic leaders, the YWCA of Manila, Philippine Islands.

2014

The Association took significant steps in recognizing Felicisima Balgos-Barza as the Founder of the YWCA movement in the Philippines

2018

On the Association's 92nd Anniversary, the Board of Trustees reviewed the mission thrust upon it by history as the Founder of the YWCA in the Philippines and worked promptly to give it its real name

2019

The Securities and Exchange Commision approved the new name and the national mission of the Association as the YWCA Founder's Federation of the Philippines, Inc. (Formerly: Young Women's Christian Association of Manila,Philippine Islands)