Regional Red Cross camp held in Njawara
Monday, August 24, 2009
About 150 Red Cross volunteers of the North Bank Region, last Friday, organized a week-long regional camp held at Njawara.
The purpose of the camp was to train the volunteers on first aid, and the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Society. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the principal of the Njawara Lower Basic School, Mass Taal, underscored the important role of the Red Cross, especially during emergencies. Taal described the camp as a big step in the right direction.
Alhagie Sanneh, principal education officer, Lower River Region and a volunteer, applauded the efforts taken by the organizers of the camp. Ousman C Jallow, branch officer, North Bank's Red Cross, thanked the people of Njawara for their support. According to him, this is an evidence that the people of Njawara realise the important role that the volunteers play in their community. "This is one of the reasons why we created this platform for our members to be given skills and knowledge about the Red Cross movement, so that if they go back to their various localities, they can operate effectively," he emphasised.
Atta Low, a volunteer who spoke to our reporter, described the camp as timely. According to her, the camp was a university of its own.
Author: By Alhagie Babou Jallow in NBR