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Promoting humanitarian values is one of the core work areas that the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other member National Societies undertake.

The series of programmes under our Humanitarian Education hopes to advocate change in assessing and interpreting events that may occur in our daily lives. Through the courses, the Academy endeavours to create greater awareness about the complex humanitarian challenges that the world faces today. All these issues call for sustainable solutions and with humanitarian education or values-based education, the Academy strives to inspire people to take humanitarian action through voluntary service, to bring principles and values to life for the common good of humanity.

Red Cross Knowledge

For anyone who wants to know the history of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world and its role globally.

1 - 2 hrs

To be Advised

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Minimum 10 pax is required for group booking

Humanitarian Education Xperience

  • A simulated activity-based learning programme.
  • For anyone who is keen to experience the humanitarian world.

3 - 6 hrs

$20

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Available for group and event bookings

Basic International Humanitarian Law

  • A short introductory course on the International Humanitarian Law.
  • For anyone interested to know about the legal framework within an armed conflict or during a war.

3 hrs

$45

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Available for group or school bookings

Humanitarian Diplomacy

  • Staff & volunteers of NGOs and humanitarian organisations
  • Policy makers within the field Anyone who is interested in humanitarian work

3 hrs

To be Advised

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Available for group or school bookings

Introduction to Disaster Management

This course provides learners with the basic concepts as well as the disaster cycle that is used in disaster management.

1 - 2 hrs

$25

Zoom or Classroom

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Introduction to Humanitarian Diplomacy

This course is for individuals interested to learn about the basics of International Humanitarian Law as well as civil-military relationship when responding in an emergency/disaster.

1 - 2 hrs

$25

Zoom or Classroom

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Introduction to Humanitarian Needs Assessment

This course provides learners with a basic understanding of needs assessment, with an emphasis on the SPHERE standards used by all humanitarian organisations globally.

1 - 2 hrs

$25

Zoom or Classroom

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Introduction to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

This course introduces the basic concept of WASH, and provides an overview of the risk and protective factors that affect the health and well-being of communities.

1 - 2 hrs

$25

Zoom or Classroom

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Introduction to Infectious Diseases

This course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and provides an overview of how infectious disease outbreaks happen and the steps we can take to protect ourselves and others.

1 - 2 hrs

$25

Zoom or Classroom

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Mental health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for Children

The training aims to provide practical knowledge and guidance on observable signs of emotional distress among children and basic intervention skills. The activities will be part of the schools’ capacity to deal with cases of emotional distress among children in a timely manner. This training does not include counselling or psychiatric interventions.

1.5 days

$60

Classroom

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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for Children During An Infectious Disease Outbreak and Beyond

The training aims to provide practical knowledge and guidance on how to design and implement WASH activities in the formal school setting, especially in response to an infectious disease outbreak. This trainging was developed in collaboration with UNICEF.

2 days

$70

Classroom

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Introduction to Disasters & Crises

This course is for individuals interested to learn more about disaster management during emergencies or crises.

2 days

$70

Classroom

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Resilient Kampong

This course is for individuals interested to learn more about prevalent disease outbreaks and steps to build a more resilient community.

1.5 days

$60

Classroom

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Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction

This training aims to improve the capacity of learners by increasing their understanding of specific disaster risk reduction and management approaches and techniques. The training is designed for practitioners and will provide a guide for learners to assess and implement disaster risk reduction and management measures in their community.

5 days

$130

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Overseas Disaster Deployment Training

The Overseas Disaster Deployment Training (ODDT) is the basic disaster response training that all volunteers must undergo before deployments with the Singapore Red Cross. It provides an overview of disaster management as well as key thematic issues in humanitarian response.

8 days

$200

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP HUMANITARIAN CAMP

The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) organises Youth Humanitarian Leadership Camps every year, aimed at grooming the youth to become humanitarian leaders of tomorrow.

All you need to know about the camp

  • Designed for youths of 15 - 17 years of age, the camp will deliver the following objectives:
  • Cultivate character, positive attitudes, mental fortitude and humanitarian values
  • Discover personal strengths and leadership aptitude
  • Explore youth’s potential to develop civic responsibility and valuable life skills and competencies
  • Broaden youth’s perspectives beyond traditional disciplines to expand on leadership potentials
  • Expose youth to the current humanitarian landscape - issues, challenges, etc. as well as the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement - the largest humanitarian network in the world

Programme

DAY 1

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF HUMANITY - Discover the Humanitarian in You

● Introduction to the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Movement is neutral and impartial and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts. The Movement is made up of nearly 100 million volunteers, members and supporters in 190 National Societies. Learn the different components of the Movement, as well as how we work in cooperation with governments, donors and other aid organisations to assist vulnerable people around the world.

● Activites 

(A) Seven Fundamental Principles of Humanitarian Action

Understand the guiding principles of all Red Cross/Red Crescent actions, and learn why they are essential to our humanitarian aid. In addition, youths will also see how they are applied in real situations through case studies and role play.

(B) Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (Empathy)

Adapted from the Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) curriculum on Empathy, this module aims to impart skills such as active listening and critical thinking, while strengthening personal resilience and increasing non-verbal communication. Empathy will help the youth build trust and create an open environment in which they can inspire genuine change.

(C) Lifesaving Skills (First Aid & Bandaging)

As the youth is often involved in sports or outdoor activities, the risks of getting injured are relatively higher. Singapore Red Cross supports the national goal of having a First Aider in every home. Learn how to provide aid in a safe, timely and effective manner. Learn important skills such as bandaging of wounds and immobilisation of fractures.

(D) Evacuation Skills (Basic Casualty Transportation)

This module, which is part of Singapore Red Cross’ core training on disaster management, will provide the basic knowledge on preparing casualties for transportation. Skills such as first-aider manual and stretcher-bearing methods will be shared and practiced in this activity. Learners will be aware of why life-saving procedures take precedence over evacuation.

DAY 2

INSPIRING SOCIAL CHANGE - Make a Stand Where It Matters

● Being a Humanitarian Leader

Everyone can be a leader in their capacity. However, our youths need to know first that leadership is a responsibility and to be a leader is to serve. Therefore, it is essential to understand their civic responsibility and the role they can play within our society. Join this module to discuss some local and international social issues, as well as to explore ways to advocate change.

● Activities 

(A) Make a Stand

Being exposed to a set of social issues, youths will “stand by” the one that they are most passionate about. A conversation will then unfold around the social issues, and why and how things can change.

(B) Know Your Leadership Styles

Learn the different leadership styles, and determine the learner’s personal leadership style. Knowing own style will help identify their strengths and weaknesses, and how to use active listening, collaboration and teamwork to achieve their goals.

(C) Advocate Change

In this module, youths will visit an organisation serving the social cause of their choice. They will have the opportunity to see things first hand and interview key personnels or leaders of the organisation. With the findings, they will come up with ways and roles they can play to champion the cause as well as advocate for social change. Know that no effort is too small and that everyone has a role to play in making a change in the world.

Day 3

HUMANITARIAN EDUCATION PROGRAMME - Experience the Reality

● Exploring Humanitarian Law

Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is an international education programme for young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), EHL introduces some basic rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) through activities specifically designed for the youth. The learning materials, which are based both on historical and contemporary situations, show how IHL aims to protect life and human dignity during armed conflicts, and reduce and prevent suffering and destruction resulting from war.

● Activity

RAID CROSS

Through the RAID CROSS, youths will learn about the reality of today’s armed conflicts and humanitarian crises. Therefore, they will be given tools and abilities to interpret events, news and even violence from a different angle. Similar to other programmes on IHL and raising awareness of humanitarian challenges, RAID CROSS does not address the political and ideological roots of any particularconflict. However, RAID CROSS aims to help create the mentality of a “citizen of the world”.

Register for 2018 Camp here!

Date: 21 to 23 June 2018 (Thursday to Saturday)
Reporting Time (21 June): 9.00AM
Dismissal Time (23 June): 4.00PM
Venue: Red Cross Campsite @ 62 Jalan Khairuddin, Singapore 457524
Camp Fees: S$75 (inclusive of accommodation, meals, camp t-shirt)
Click here to download this year’s camp brochure.
Click here to download the detailed programme.

Please email or call us to find out more.  

 

The Humanitarian Lecture Series was conceived to promote public interest and understanding in humanitarian activities, locally and abroad. The lectures are co-developed by the Singapore Red Cross Academy and its partners, as part of our enduring efforts in humanitarian diplomacy. 

Past lectures:

From Banker to Humanitarian, for China’s “blood orphans”
7 December 2018  - Founder and Chairman of Chi Heng Foundation Chung To spoke on his life mission, developing a systematic and sustainable humanitarian programme for children impacted by AIDS in China, whilst leveraging innovative and pragmatic approaches and navigating challenges and political sensitivity.

Lessons from Disaster: Rebuilding Rikuzentakata - The Strength of the Human Spirit
13 July 2016 - Mr Futoshi Toba, Mayor of Rikuzentakata shared the city’s recovery through the implementation of an 8-year reconstruction plan after The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. Beyond rebuilding a liveable city for its people, Mayor Toba’s vision for the new city is an inclusive society, where people from all walks of life, with different or special needs, will feel at home.

Paradoxes & Paradigms - Disability and Humanitarian Assistance
4 September 2015 - Over the last 25 years, there have been calls for a paradigm shift to view disability as an aspect of diversity. Mr Didier Cooreman, Head of Physical Rehabilitation (Cambodia), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), highlighted the multidimensional approach to people with disabilities, rehabilitation and social inclusiveness in a humanitarian setting.

Humanitarian Action in a Volatile World
28 November 2014 - Participants learnt from Mr Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the ‘Humanitarian action in a volatile world - principles, communications and global impact’.

Humanitarian Diplomacy in Action
24 March 2014 - Mr Bekele Geleta, then Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies spoke on the evolving global humanitarian diplomacy agenda, and the opportunities it can bring for the humanitarian community in Southeast Asia.

Email us to receive further information on future sessions.

 

International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules which seeks, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. IHL protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is also known as the law of war or the law of armed conflict.

IHL is part of international law, which is the body of rules governing relations between States. International law is contained in agreements between States – treaties or conventions, in customary rules, which consist of State practice considered by them as legally binding, and in general principles.

Singapore Red Cross has been organising the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Debate for youths since 2005.

IHL Finals 2015Photo by Rhea Barrios

“While our nation is safe and peaceful, incidents such as the recent arrest of a radicalised Singaporean teen warn us on the need to be vigilant and against being complacent. Furthermore, the increasingly globalised and interconnected world mean that none of us is really spared from the effects of conflicts and acts of terrorism, either directly or indirectly. It is therefore, important that our young people understand and appreciate the relevance of International Humanitarian Law,” said Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General / CEO of Singapore Red Cross. “These debates bring alive many of the issues related to the operation of IHL in a complex and often violent global environment.”