Red Crescent launches campaign to promote volunteerism

The Maldives Red Crescent launched a campaign last night (December 30) to promote volunteering and raise awareness of the organisation’s activities.

The campaign dubbed “I Am For Humanity” was officially launched at a function at Trader’s Hotel by chief guest Mohamed Hussain Manik, CEO of the Maldives Pension Office.

As part of the six-month long campaign, the organisation plans to provide information to the public regarding the work of the Red Crescent and recruit volunteers.

Speaking at last night’s function, Red Crescent Secretary General Rasheed Ali said that the organisation has opened branch offices in 10 atolls and units in 20 islands.

The Maldives Red Crescent has more than 1,300 registered volunteers, he said.

Formed in August 2009, the organisation was recognised as a full member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on November 9, 2011.

On November 23, 2011, the Maldives Red Crescent became the 187th member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.