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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.