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Workshop for volunteers

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 03, 2014

PREPARING Red Cross Fiji volunteers for the worst during natural disasters was one of the key objectives of a one-day workshop in Sigatoka over the weekend.

Fiji Red Cross Society resource manager Dianne Masih-Reddy said the development workshop was aimed at mentoring branch executives and volunteers.

"Red Cross is known for its response to disaster but we all know that disasters such as floods, cyclones and hurricanes don't occur every day and so this workshop is geared towards mentoring and motivating volunteers who are at the heart of the Red Cross to be prepared," she said.

"It is not when disasters such as these will occur but how badly will it impact the vulnerable in our society."

She said low cost activities in the areas of disaster, health care and youth were meant to encourage volunteers at the branch level to actively improve the lives of the vulnerable in their communities without high costs.

"Activities such as a clean-up days, walk for health activity and a blood drive are examples of how branch volunteers can improve their grassroot communities and in the process save lives."








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