Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Association (CAYWA)
The Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Work Associations (CAYWA) is set up to act as the collective voice of youth workers across the Commonwealth, bringing together youth workers and development practitioners through national youth workers associations towards the professionalisation of youth work. It is an alliance of national youth worker associations with the mission to help raise the standard and status of youth work by connecting, strengthening and championing the professionalisation of youth work across the Commonwealth and beyond.
The Alliance was formed during the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work in South Africa in March 2016, but was formally launched at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting hosted in Uganda in 2017. Our aim as CAYWA is to elevate Youth Work in the eyes of policy and decision makers; Promote and Celebrate Youth Work; and professionalise the practice of youth work across the Commonwealth
"Youth work connects us beyond Boundaries"
To raise the standard and status of youth work by connecting, strengthening and championing the professionalisation of youth work across the Commonwealth and beyond
''We reaffirm our commitment to the Commonwealth Youth Programme’s work on the Professionalisation of Youth Work, including the education and training of youth workers through the Commonwealth’s Consortium for Youth Work Education, support for National Youth Work Associations, and support to Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Worker Associations (CAYWA)"
Commonwealth Youth Ministers