21/05/2013, Matale, Sri Lanka – The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s (SLRCS) Youth Wing organized a National Youth Camp recently in Matale, which was aimed at developing capacity of youth in the Red Cross.
The main objectives of the camp was to disseminate tools developed through the “Youth as Agents of Behavioral Change” (YABC), to share experiencing among various groups of youth, to develop their leadership skills and capacity and also to seek avenues of how youth can influence the decision making process of the Red Cross Movement today.
Participants attended the event from all branches belonging to the SLRCS. Accordingly 25 individuals spent 3 days discussing, sharing and developing strategies, skills and modalities at this youth camp.
In the final day the President of SLRCS Jagath Abeysinghe also attended the functions held at the Illukkumbura Holiday Bungalow in Rattota Matale.
The President also stopped at the Aluwihara Temple, one of the most prominent religious sites in the area in order to plant a tree, keeping in accordance with SLRCS longer term Climate Change Programme.
The Deputy Director General of SLRCS Sudath Madugalle, President of SLRCS Matale Branch Sanath Dassanayake and members of the youth wing of SLRCS, also attended the event.
During the latter time of the day, events took place to educate the participants on how youth can be a force of change in the modern society. Presentations and creative performances were also made during the session.
Meanwhile certificates of participation was also distributed among the youth at the event.