Aug 9, 2023
Photo Credit: My Kenya Red Cross Society Youth Membership Certificate
As the Vice President of the Kenya Red Cross Society Karatina University Town Campus Chapter, I led a wide array of initiatives to promote peace and security through humanity.
One of our prominent projects was organizing market clean-up activities, which not only improved hygiene standards but also fostered community unity and ownership of public spaces.
We also prioritized environmental conservation through tree planting efforts, helping to create a sustainable ecosystem that contributes to long-term security and harmony.
Disseminating first aid lessons was a crucial aspect of our work. We conducted workshops both within the university and in surrounding communities, equipping individuals with life-saving skills and empowering them to respond effectively during emergencies.
Charity events held at places like Karatina Children's Home demonstrated our commitment to social welfare and community support. By engaging with children in need, we not only spread kindness but also laid the foundation for a more inclusive and caring society.
I actively participated in blood drives and donation campaigns as part of the Kenya Red Cross Society Karatina University Chapter. By organizing and engaging in these events, we played a vital role in ensuring a stable blood supply for medical emergencies, promoting health security within our community. This is where I learnt of my blood group, a universal donor (O+).
Additionally, together with my team of 7 leaders, we spearheaded awareness drives on various topics, including disaster preparedness, first aid, and humanitarian values. Through workshops, seminars, and information sessions, we raised awareness among students and community members, equipping them with essential knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies and fostering a culture of safety and preparedness.
Participation in World Red Cross Day at Kamukunji Grounds, Nyeri County, allowed us to showcase our dedication to humanitarian values on a larger scale, strengthening our ties with the global Red Cross movement.
Our team-building events every Tuesday during meetups bolstered camaraderie and efficiency among our members, ensuring that we worked cohesively towards our shared goals.
Hiking experiences in Karura Forest, Nyeri, provided an opportunity for physical activity, stress relief, and connection with nature, contributing to our overall well-being and mental security.
Our involvement in cultural heritage promotion through drama festivals, up to the national level, demonstrated our commitment to tackling issues like drug abuse and violence among children and youth. By using the powerful medium of drama, we spread awareness and encouraged positive behaviors, thereby contributing to a safer and more harmonious society.
I left a legacy as Kenya Red Cross Society Karatina University Town Campus continued to thrive even more with our successors strengthening humanity across the region.