The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) gives importance to the Youth's efforts and activities because they constitute an important group of volunteers that help at providing care to the most in need. The Youth are effective at putting into practice the humanitarian message following the fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and the strategic guidance placed to strengthen understanding and tolerance among individuals and groups through the dissemination of values and humanitarian principles which are mainly aimed at children, young people, and youth relying on about 1700 volunteers (males and females) spreading over 35 centers and a club all over the Lebanese territory. By participating in workshops and training programs, they enhance their capacities and abilities to better fulfill tasks assigned to them under the slogan "For humankind".
Youth Volunteers participate in many extensive training courses to increase their skills and abilities, in order to prepare them for the tasks they are supposed to fulfill.
Main training courses are: Disseminating the humanitarian Principles and values, prevention from sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, disaster and preparedness, rules and regulations, leadership, activation, program designing and planning, evaluation and assessment, environment, dealing with people with special needs and prisoners, road safety, communication, conflict resolution...etc
The Youth Volunteers carry out a lot of activities that are directed towards the majority of the population of all age groups across Lebanon aiming to aware youth, young people, and children to alleviate the wrong behaviors that destroy the society by which the volunteers take advantage of many events like festivals and national and global days so they organize many activities and celebrations:
visits to patients at home, hospitals or foster houses - conferences and workshops in schools and universities on environmental, health, and preventive issues and other relative activities especially those aimed at fund-raising to support Youth programs and LRC activities.
These activities depend on the participation of all the Youth centers with their collective efforts and efficiency.
The main activities are:
The National Congress
This is a yearly event. All the Youth centers participate in this congress. It is considered to be basic in enrolling Youth volunteers in putting future plans as well as task, programs and activities evaluation and enhancement.
The National Camp:
Held annually and aims at meeting and acquaintance between youth and works at promoting the awareness between children and youth in the local society.
The door is opened to volunteers in any club and Youth center once a year or when needed through announcements posted in centers, universities, schools or through the website. www.redcross.rg.lb
They are diversified and put into practice on internal national level as well as international.
The goals of the Youth are fulfilled by implementing flexible programs that adapt well to the needs of the community like:
Promoting the humanitarian principles and values - road safety- awareness about HIV/AIDS and sexually-transmitted diseases – environmental and health awareness - prisons and rehabilitation centers -
Exchange experience and knowledge between the Youth and the different constituents of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement like national societies, International Federation, and International Committee as a part of the public strategy of the society through organizing or participating in conferences, workshops, camps, networking, seminars and training sessions.
Youth Centers and Clubs
A.U.B./ L.A.U. /Lebanese University (LU) /Beirut (Achrafieh/ Badaro)/ Beirut (Spears)/ Furn El Chebak
Dahyie /Aley/ Baabda /Bouchrieh /Jal Eddib /Antelias /Beit Mery
Jbeil /Batroun/ Falougha/ Saida /Zahrani /Tyr/ Nabatieh /Marjeoun - Hasbaya /Rachaya /Zahle/ Riyak
Baalbek /Hermel /Tripoli /Becharre /Zghorta/ Koura/ Balamand University
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In the context of strengthening the concepts of impartiality and accepting others, the Lebanese Red Cross - Youth center in Saida organized an activity about human values and principles...