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Participant gives feedback on Youth Exchange experience in Latvia

08.09 2017Uncategorized
Published: 08.09.2017. We are happy to receive a feedback from one of the participants of the Youth Exchange “Doing local, changing global”. Feel free to enjoy it! Written by Daniel Podzimek, Youth Ambassador, Netherlands Red Cross “The Red Cross Youth Exchange, that was organized by the Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) and  funded by the Erasmus+ program of …

YE “Doing local, changing global”: 6st day

15.08 2017Uncategorized
Published on 15.08.2017. 6st youth exchange “Doing local, changing global” day  – hike. The day started with dividing participants into mixed groups, that every group had one youngster from each country. During the meeting, each group received maps, directions, tasks and then – the hike began. The main goal of this trip was to get from …

YE “Doing local, changing global”: 4TH day

09.08 2017Uncategorized
Published on 09.08.2017. Fourth youth exchange “Doing local, changing global” day – as usual it started with mooring exercise, also energizer “getting out of the comfort zone”, the evaluation of previous day and discussing fourth days agenda. This day’s topic was “First aid and health promotion”. LatRC Youth council director and active LatRC First aid …

YE “Doing local, changing global”: 1st day

02.08 2017Uncategorized
Published on 2.08.2017. The first day of youth exchange “Doing local, changing global” started with some “ice-breaking” activities, participants learned about each other by working in groups, also, each team presented themselves to others. After that, participants did presentations and discussions about Red Cross movement and experience in working with older population/seniors. The main conclusion and …

LatRC joins ERNA General Meeting in Kyrgyzstan

02.10 2015Uncategorized
On 28-30th September 18th ERNA General Meeting was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. ERNA  (European Red Cross and Red Crescent Network on HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis) co-ordinates the sharing of experience, the transfer of best practice and the promotion of collaborative Red Cross and Red Crescent efforts in the European region on HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis, …

LatRC First Aid team’s summer

12.10 2015Uncategorized
 Summer is over as well as the active time of outdoor leisure, sports and cultural events. This year Latvian Red Cross’s First Aid team was very active in giving first aid in various public events – music festivals Positivus and Summer Sound, Latvian Dance and Song Festival, Cycling Marathons, Assumption of the Virgin Mary in …

Nelson Mandela about Red Cross work

14.10 2015Uncategorized
“In those early years, the International Committee of the Red Cross was the only organization that both listened to our complaints and responded to them. This was vital, because the authorities ignored us.” (N. Mandela, “Long walk to Freedom”) Not only in his autobiography “Long walk to Freedom”, but also through his speeches and other …

LatRC and SIA “Forum Cinemas”: charity premiere of a movie “Everest”

17.09 2015Uncategorized
Latvian Red Cross, SIA “Forum Cinemas”, cinema “Kino Citadele”, newspaper “Diena”, “Gandrs” and Latvian alpinists, who sheared their experience about climbing Mount Everest, are very grateful to everyone, who came to a movie “Everest” charity premiere yesterday, 16th September, and donated their money by buying a ticket in order to help Nepal, where thousands of …

LatRC Rezekne branch youngsters participate at the role play “On The Run” in Norway

20.10 2015Uncategorized
From October 9 to October 11, three young volunteers from Latvian Red Cross Rezekne branch participated at the role play event “On The Run” (Valdres mountains, Norway) that was organized by Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch. The topic of the game was refugees and their needs. Norwegian RC team explained the topic not only by …

Advence planning visit for Red Cross youth exchange by Erasmus+

12.06 2017Uncategorized
Published on 12.06.2017. On 7th – 10th June 2017 Red Cross youth volunteers and staff members from six countries – the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Portugal and Latvia met in Riga for the advance planning visit of the youth exchange “Doing local, changing global” organised by the Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) which will be held …

Red Cross EU Office about evacuation training in Latvia

14.10 2015Uncategorized
On 3rd September Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) organized a community based exercise – evacuation training in the LatRC Social Care Centre Sturisi in Laidze, Talsi region. The training was organized within international project PrepAGE No ECHO/SUB/2013/661043   and it involved participation of stakeholders, rescue services, LatRC staff and volunteers. Red Cross EU Office defines this training …

Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch visits LatRC Rezekne branch

15.12 2015Uncategorized
On the 2nd-6th December 2015 ‪‎Latvian Red Cross and Rezekne branch were pleased to welcome Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch colleagues for a working visit in Riga and Rezekne.  The Oppland Working team consisted of 3 volunteers – Project coordinator Mr. Tore Wien, Youth leader Ms. Margret Taarud and the volunteer of social programs Ms. Nadia …