CREATIVE WAYS OF LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF THE RED CROSS - RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT

Last week we went to Egersund Red Cross branch where we spent time doing different activities with RØFF members. 

                    This is a group of RØFF in Egersund, Rogaland

                    This is a group of RØFF in Egersund, Rogaland

We got a warm welcome, and during our meeting we got to know each other better as this was our first time to meet them.

We divided ourselves into two groups and made an outdoor activity in the forest where each group and had to find ten hidden questions in the forest, which were related to First Aid and history of the movement of Red Cross-Red Crescent. The quiz was very interesting. It was challenging as well, as it was very hard to walk in the forest searching for the hidden questions, and the other group ended up not finding the tenth question.

After we found the hidden question papers, we sat down together and discussed questions.

                                   Open discussions about the quiz

                                   Open discussions about the quiz

In the middle of discussions, we shared the snacks and we asked questions like whether they want to recruit more volunteers to join RØFF. The answer was yes, as their target group is teenagers, because in this  way they can make more influence to their peers. Additionally, the more people know about RØFF, the more they get members. "RØFF is very important in Norway because it is with this activity where youth learn how to survive the different weather conditions and the outdoor activities are mainly focused on safety and the nature, one of the volunteers told us."

During our visit we also had some social interesting games, including ice breakers at the in the middle of the activity. This helped everyone of us to know every one's name within a short time.

It has never been so easy for us to know all the names of the participants in a very short time, but it happened with Egersund Red Cross RØFF members.

We hope to meet them again before we return to Lesotho