We are still remembering those days when we were in Norway for the first time to attend YBTC (Youth Basic Training Course). New country, new environment and all new faces gave us excitement and a sense of thrill. Such kind of feelings and excitement were easily noticed in our new incoming youth delegates for 2017/18.
It's springtime in Norway and we welcomed our incoming delegates in Big YDEP family from Colombia, Madagascar and Nepal. This family is getting bigger and better. The first step in the journey ofincoming YDs is to participate in Pre-YBTC. Pre-YBTC is a session where incoming delegates get to know about the new environment, system and Norwegian Red Cross with current delegates and get to know the current delegates. The current delegates have some responsibilities towards incoming delegates. We were so glad to be part of whole session for making quality environment with sharing our views and experiences.
As course began, both new and current delegates were close to each other. Presentation from different districts gave some initial information about our works. We even talked about working cultures in Norway. Team Building sessions really opened more space for new delegates to share their ideas and views. Formally, new delegates were given the information about the structure of Youth Red Cross in Norwegian Red Cross as well as valuable information from Local contact person and Leader of District Youth Board.
PRE-YBTC was all about informing the new delegates about our work, what are they signing up for as a delegat. We talked about practicalities of daily life in Norway. It was good to have many questions about our journey and adjusted with them by visiting some beautiful places in Oslo. We enjoyed our cultural variations by preparing foods from respective countries for dinner. Pre-YBTC was the time of full of sweet memory in our life.