Attract volunteers, qualify them to carry out national tasks: KRCS
Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s (KRCS) Deputy Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi yesterday stressed the importance of attracting volunteers to train and qualify them to carry out various national tasks. Hasawi said in a statement after the opening of the Small Volunteer Club at the KRCS headquarters, which includes 100 children under the slogan ‘Generation After Generation For The Service Of Humanity,’ stressed the importance of developing children’s abilities and giving them the skills that will benefit them in their voluntary work and their lives in general. He also called for the use of the available capacities of children to promote volunteer work through engaging in voluntary activities to serve the community and participate in the various activities organized by the KRCS.
The club includes programs such as first aid training, time management, healthy culture and sports, as well as dental hygiene and preservation of the marine and wild environment. At the club, the children will recognize the principles of KRCS’ international movement and deal with people with special needs, he said. He pointed out that the establishment of such projects is part of the society’s plan to create a kind of effective communication and involvement in social activities.
Meanwhile, Dr Mohammad Al-Qattan, a health and physical education specialist and a participant in the training of children at the club, said that he is participating in this club as a coach to raise awareness of healthy food habits and healthy sports. He pointed out that the majority of this course is theoretical and the practical part is challenging by giving up eating sugars and unhealthy food, as children love challenge, thus, encouraging them to exercise continuously. The small volunteer club, which started its activities yesterday at the headquarters of KRCS, will last until August 10 and will include many activities and exercises aimed at giving the children a culture of volunteerism.
KUWAIT: Children play with a water fountain at Souk Al-Mubarakiya to cool themselves down as temperatures soar.
KUWAIT: A group photo taken during the opening of the Small Volunteer Club at the KRCS headquarters. —KUNA photos
Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s Deputy Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi.
Dr Mohammad Al-Qattan