QRCS marks International Youth Day '21

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), led by a health education team at its Training and Development Centre, organised a series of workshops on to mark International Youth Day 2021. The event is celebrated every August 12 annually under the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 120/54 issued in 1999.

Dr Ahmed Edlibi, head of Health Education at the Medical Affairs Division, delivered two informative and training workshops for the staff and supervisors of the Orphan Care Centre (Dreama). The first workshop saw the technical and administrative staff receiving first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to build their emergency response capacity while the second workshop covered how to prevent communicable diseases, mainly Covid-19. Titled ‘Youth and Saving Lives,’ a third online workshop was held for members of the Al Wakra Youth Centre, who learned how to deal with emergencies.

This year’s celebration focuses on Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health, aimed at empowering, educating, and highlighting the role of youths in finding exceptional and innovative solutions for global issues such as poverty, food security, environment, and climate change. “Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the dire need for the kind of transformational change they seek – and young people must be full partners in that effort,” UN secretary-general António Guterres said.

In this occasion, QRCS recognises the dedication of its young female and male volunteers at the forefront of Covid-19 control efforts. It continues to focus on building the capacity of young generations and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need both to undertake different voluntary and community assignments and in their future personal and professional lives. QRCS’ humanitarian operations and voluntary initiatives are designed in conformity with the UN 2030 Agenda, which introduces the concept of youth social entrepreneurship. It aims to help young social entrepreneurs and engages them in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.



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