NORWAY WELCOMES US IN STYLE

  Teresa giving a presentation during the pre-departure training. Photo: Eugene Nam,Youth delegate

Teresa giving a presentation during the pre-departure training. Photo: Eugene Nam,Youth delegate

Hi, we are Eugene and Teresa, the Youth Delegates coming to Akershus. Welcome to our space where we will share with you every experiences of our mission. We hope our stories are going to motivate, inspire, challenge and lastly entertain you.

We have been in Norway for about a month now and it has been an exciting period full of activities. During the first week we attended a camp organized by the NOREC - Fredskorpset in Flekkefjord. It was an exciting experience to meet young people from different parts of the world who are strongly motivated to bring positive change in the society. Different topics such as global injustice & youth leadership were covered.

The following week we began our pre-departure training, in Oslo, which aimed to equip us with skills and tools we are going to use during our mission. Part of the training was in Eidene, Røde Kors senter. We learnt a lot from the facilitators and from each other. We hope to share much of it with you.

We recently moved to Røde Kors Akershus, Lillestrøm, where we are going to be based. The staff and volunteers here are welcoming, and everybody wants to know more about Kenya. We like it here – the atmosphere, the people and the food. We already feel at home.

During our free time we have managed to visit some of the places of interest in Oslo like the Akershus fortress. This is going to be an experience of a kind for us and we are so looking forward to it.

  Youth delegates enjoying an outdoor activity. Photo: Elfi Thrane,Youth delegate

Youth delegates enjoying an outdoor activity. Photo: Elfi Thrane,Youth delegate

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