Global Youth Movement (GYM)

A new initiative towards global youth empowerment
GYM CC logo
“Our purpose is to empower the youths around the world thus leading the future society towards global development & inter-religious harmony.”
Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
Number of Members
Kollam, Kerala, India
Joined URI Network

GYM connects youth from diverse backgrounds to bridge their differences, to grow as leaders, and to work together for the good of their communities and the world. GYM offers real-world leadership development, with many participants meeting at residential youth camps around the world. Youth leaders are able to engage in interfaith dialogue, plan projects, and build knowledge and skills together. Members have the vision of thinking globally and acting locally. They will be working locally as peace multipliers, and GYM will be a platform for youngsters to be part of the global youth family and to bring out individual and group potential into creating and building interfaith harmony. They plan to have monthly house meetings where members can come together and also host camps: 3 days, 1 day, and half day camps. GYM is not a single independent—it’s a network. Members of the group work full-time in seven schools, part-time in several colleges, and engage in interfaith work in each place.

Issac S Thomas
GYM Coordinator
+91 9446034468

Sanoop Sajan Koshy
GYM Coordinator
+91 9497369949


This is the One Billion Youth for Peace initiative that GYM CC has started with the support of the URI South India & Sri Lanka region and the schools and colleges here. It's a futuristic global initiative to make 1 billion youngsters come together from all around the world to raise their voices against world threats, like nuclear weapons, and need-of-the-hour missions like climate justice, women's rights, and youth empowerment. Learn more. 

The beginning of GYM in 2017

The beginning of GYM in 2017: A photo with our present URI Youth Coordinator, Sarah Oliver, and Sarah Jawitz from Cape Town. They were the ones who flagged off the movement. See our Facebook page.

International Students' Summit of World Religions on Climate Justice

The first-ever International Students' Summit of World Religions on Climate Justice at Kerala this January 2020. GYM was one of the partners who hosted the event. Miss Kehkashan Basu, world-renowned environmentalist, 2016 International Peace Award winner, and Green Hope NGO founder, from Canada, was the chief speaker. The summit lasted one week, attended by delegates from all over the world.

International Workshop on Dialogue for Peace

GYM members attended the International Workshop on Dialogue for Peace in South Asia, hosted by KAICIID, GIWA, and SCOUTS at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. The workshop lasted four days and was very informative. All the delegates from the South Asian region were awarded certificates of merit as Dialogue for Peace trainers.

Kollam Beach Cleaning

Kollam Beach Cleaning by Global Youth Movement CC members and Team 1901 Royal Enfield Bullet Club on January 26th as part of the Republic Day celebration in India.

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URI Stories of Impact

Welcome to our newest CC: Global Youth Movement!

Apr 19, 2017. 

Welcome, Global Youth Movement CC, to the Multiregion! 

Global Youth Movement (GYM) is a group of young people based mostly in Southern India who have been walking the URI walk and talking the URI talk for years.