On Friday 7th of December, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) hosted the yearly Volunteer Awards at the Boma Hotel in Nairobi. The Volunteer Awards are all about recognizing and appreciating the important work that volunteers do for KRCS.
The Guest of Honour for the evening was the Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya, Elin Bergithe Rognlie. In her speech, she highlighted the longstanding cooperation between the Norwegian Red Cross and KRCS. She also expressed how impressive it is that the KRCS has more than 100,000 volunteers, and that among these 70% are youth!
As Norwegian Youth Delegates working in KRCS, we appreciate the close relationship between our National Societies. We were approached throughout the evening by many KRCS volunteers that have visited Norway. Amongst other the Governor of KRCS, Dr. M. Said, has travelled several times to Norway to visit Hordaland Branch.
We were honored to attend such an important event and to celebrate those that spend their time and energy volunteering in their communities.
In the gallery below we have collected more photos from this lovely evening. Congratulations to all winners, nominees, and to all those who volunteer.