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Training Red Cross executives, volunteers learn principles DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP HELD IN SIGATOKA TO step up response to humanitarian needs in Fiji

SHEIK DEAN NADI The Fiji Red Cross Society held its fifth branch development workshop at their Sigatoka Branch last Saturday. The workshop was held at the Sigatoka Town Council chambers
31 Mar 2014 12:07

SHEIK DEAN
NADI
The Fiji Red Cross Society held its fifth branch development workshop at their Sigatoka Branch last Saturday.
The workshop was held at the Sigatoka Town Council chambers and 22 Red Cross Sigatoka branch executives and volunteers took part.
Resource development manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said the aim of the workshop was professional development of branch executives and volunteers in the four core Red Cross programmes.
They are disaster, safety, health and care and youth.
“Tavua, Lautoka, Seaqaqa and Labasa Red Cross branches have undergone the same training and the remaining nine branches around Fiji will be targeted for the rest of the year,’’ Ms Reddy said.
She said the Red Cross Movement was known for its response to humanitarian needs after natural disasters and man-made disasters.
“This workshop is geared towards mentoring and motivating volunteers who are at the heart of the Red Cross.’’
The workshop was conducted by it’s director general Filipe Nainoca and National Office staff on topics such as the history of the Red Cross movement, Red Cross volunteers’ code of conduct, seven fundamental Red Cross principles and introduction to low-cost activities.
“Low-costs activities in the areas of disaster, health and care and youth are meant to encourage volunteers to actively improve the lives of the vulnerable in their communities without high costs. Activities such as a clean-up day, walk for health activity and a blood drive are some examples of how branch volunteers can improve their lives and their grassroot communities to save lives,’’ she said.
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