Red Cross Youth training

Training sessions

Red Cross Youth organized 32 training sessions in 2012. The number of attendees rose to 625 (compared with 516 in 2011). 162 attended the one-off ‘Information session on new first aid publications’, which was held eight times over the summer.

In mid-2012, Red Cross Youth launched 13 new or revised first aid publications. These entailed a large number of changes in terms of both content and training methodology. Red Cross Youth informed initiators and youth workers about the new publications at the aforementioned information sessions, explaining the contents and form of the publications and how they came into being.

Annual theme and Red Cross Youth Start Day

In spring 2012, the joint annual theme of ‘Poverty is unfair. Play the game!’ was brought to a conclusion at the MAAk kAbAAl action weekend. A number of branches organized activities on this theme.

The annual Start Day took place in Sint-Niklaas on September 1, 2012. It is open to all Red Cross Youth volunteers, fun week and vacation camp counselors and all Red Cross volunteers up to the age of 35. The program included a siesta with sandwich lunch, 14 workshops and a mass-participation game linked to the new annual theme of ‘Hope on the run’.

The ‘Hope on the run’ theme focuses on displaced children. To tie in with the annual theme, Red Cross Youth developed a game called ‘Youth on the run’. It is a role-play-based game in which participants experience something of the realities faced by refugees from the moment they are forced to flee.

In addition, Red Cross Youth repackaged its tracing game for children ‘Gezocht! Gevonden!’ (‘Search & Find’) in a new, easier-to-transport format. Red Cross Youth branches can now borrow the game by contacting their provincial office.

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