Open for applications : Youth Camp 25th - 30th November 2013 in Kisumu, Kenya

Dates and Venue for the Camp

The National Youth Camp is scheduled to take place from 25th to 30th November 2013 and will be hosted by the West Kenya Region in Kisumu.

Participants

The camp is open to active Red Cross volunteers aged between 18-30. The camp anticipates to bring together an estimate of 200 young people. All costs will be covered by the Finnish Red Cross with the financial support of Folke Bernadotte Memorial Fund.

Applications

Please apply by submitting your motivation letter, CV and a letter of reference from a Finnish Red Cross employee from your own district by Thursday October 17th to recruitment@redcross.fi . All documents are to be submitted in English.

Camp Activities

Part of the Activities lined for the Camp range from discussions on contemporary issues affecting the youth such as, Governance and Leadership, HIV and AIDS, Drugs and Substance Abuse, International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Community Service, Excursions to historical sites, Outdoor games and competitions among others.  In view of this, the camp will therefore undertake both indoor and outdoor activities. Most importantly, the Camp will involve all its participants in the development of the youth strategy; this will be a key outcome in this initiative. All these Camp activities will be handled by both internal and external facilitators. 

Conclusion

The determination of young people for self-improvement and their commitment to improving the social, political and economic fabric of society through individual and group action can clearly be seen. Therefore, a single stakeholder cannot carry out youth development. Everyone in the community both young and old, the government and National and International institutions should play their respective roles to see that the aspirations and hopes of the youth are met. As such, to make this platform a success, Kenya Red Cross humbly seeks support and commitment of the development partners, Government, and the Civil Society.