MRC Youth Participating the “Inernational Youth Exchange Programme” by Japanese Red Crescent
Kuala Lumpur, 27 Oct 2016 – Malaysian Red Crescent Youth were invited by the Red Cross Japan to participate in the International Youth Exchange Programme 2016. The program will be held in Tokyo from 27 October until 8 November 2016.
Delegates from MRC Youth Malaysia are Ms. Rania Roslan (16), from MRC Putrajaya and Mr Muhammad Nur Sufyan Bin Shukor (18) from MRC WP Kuala Lumpur.
Participants will visit a local chapter and Junior Red Cross (JRC) member schools in order to participate in various exchange program. They will engage in understanding a culture and a lifestyle of Japanese people through a home-stay at a JRC member’s house.
This programme is a good platform where participants have an opportunity to discuss the topics which are ‘disaster prevention/response to natural disasters’ and to exchange an information about the activities of JRC/RCY.
The Japanese Red Cross aims to teach students the value of life and health, as well as the importance of respecting human dignity. School teachers act as sponsors for the Red Cross. Through them, the Junior Red Cross is present at all pre-university academic levels, including kindergarten and schools for children with special needs. It makes its programs available to students during their formative years and in tandem with their academic education.
The Junior Red Cross aims to teach its members to “notice, think and act”. It does so by providing activities relating to the following three areas: “protection of life and health ” (protecting a human life regardless of race, ethnicity and/or religion, and promoting health and hygiene), “volunteer services ”(community and humanitarian service) and “international understanding and friendship ” (international sensitivity i.e. teaching children how to be sensitive to and adaptable in other cultures).
ACTIVITIES AND LEARNING
Protection of life and health
- Learning and practicing first aid
- Learning and practicing home nursing
- Learning how to prevent accidents
- Blood donation and donor recruitment
- Hospital visits
- Care for the physically disabled
- Services for the elderly
- Environmental clean-up campaigns
International friendship and understanding
- Exchange of albums, handicrafts, and other gifts with Junior Red Cross members of Sister societies
- Exchange visits with Junior Red Cross members in other countries
- Participation in international youth gatherings
- International cooperation projects