International youth opportunity: The Humanitarian Village
There are millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent youth volunteers around the world. Have you ever wondered who they are, what they are doing or what it would be like to meet them?
This summer, thousands of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff of all ages from all over the world will gather in Solferino, Italy, to mark 150 years of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. You can be a part of this historic event by attending the Humanitarian Village, a five-day international training and networking camp!
From June 23rd to June 27th, 2009, the Humanitarian Village will serve as a global meeting place and training center for Red Cross and Red Crescent youth of all ages. Besides daily trainings, competitions and activities, the Humanitarian Village will host the Youth on the move international Red Cross and Red Crescent youth meeting, the memorable Fiaccolata torchlight procession to commemorate Henri Dunant, and the Humanitarian Boulevard, a large area offering exciting trainings, simulations, shows and more. Thousands of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers from all over the world are expected to attend to share ideas, develop communications networks and celebrate their involvement in the movement.
For more information, click on the links below. But don’t waste time – the registration deadline is May 1st, 2009 and spaces are going fast!
FAQs for American Red Cross youth (please read these first)
Good luck, and we hope to see you all in Italy this summer!
Aubin Dupree, London