BRUNEI is joining other 24 countries world wide in the fourth international "Sukbel" (Youth Volunteers) 2011 Malaysian Red Crescent Youth Camp from May 28 till June 3, 2011 at the Kandis Camp, Bachok, Kelantan, Malaysia.
"We are sending 10 red crescent members to represent Brunei, it's an opportunity for us to encourage more youths in Brunei to join us and contribute to the nation," said Red Crescent Brunei-Muara District Director Hj Mohd Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim in an interview yesterday.
Brunei delegates consists of eight students from all four districts and two senior Red Crescent members as supervisors, will be leaving on Friday, May 27.
He said that by participating in the event, it provides a chance for Brunei's Red Crescent to come up with fresh new ideas for more programmes and activities that could prove to be useful to be implemented towards developing Brunei's younger generation to be more creative, proactive and innovative. "The ultimate goal for the gathering is to inspire the spirit of volunteerism, we want to continue the movement of the red crescent association in the nation," said Hj Mohd Suhaimi.
He said the meet consist of various tasks such as general presentation, radio communications, fire drill exercise, first-aid and community based disaster management and others.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies aimed to focus on the theme of the camp: "Satu Belia, Satu Sukarelawan" (loosely translated as One Youth, One Volunteer) in terms of youth involvement for which the camp provides opportunities for young Red Crescent members aged from 15 to 25 years of age to fully follow the programme since it's establishment in 2008. Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society's (BDRCS) programmes and activities have helped towards youth training in first aid, Red Cross Red Crescent fundamental principles and organising volunteers in camps.
The Brunei Times