Macau Red Cross Promotes Disaster Awareness and Conveying Care and Love 

Macau Red Cross leaders and young students officiating opening ceremony

"KID KID Disaster Awareness and Conveying Care and Love",
Young students' disaster awareness playlet.

Celebrating World Red Cross Day

Macau Red Cross promotes disaster awareness and conveying care and love

(Macau Daily) May 8th is the “World Red Cross Day”, and Red Cross Societies across the globe broadly celebrate in different ways, to commemorate Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross Movement, and honor his tremendous contribution spirits on humanitarian work. Simultaneously, activities are organized to pay tribute to volunteers for their selfless dedications, and to promote concept of the Red Cross Movements, educate general public of the work and services of the Red Cross.

The theme of this year's World Red Cross Day is "Everywhere for everyone”. It implies that the services of the Red Cross Society are people-oriented, universal fraternity and striving hard to serve people in need. More specifically, it tries to encourage volunteers using “Smile” as symbol of activities to warm up recipients with more smiles and positive energy.

The other day, Macau Red Cross (MRC) celebrated the World Red Cross Day at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Park, and attracted a large crowd to the lively festive venue. Members of the Central Council and Directive Council officiated the opening ceremony together with a group of 4-6 year old students, attendees of the "KID KID Disaster Awareness and, Conveying Care and Love" course.

There were on-site introductory boards on MRC's diversified services, displays of first-aid equipment and ambulance, free health check-ups, and booth games for the public to understand and learn more about MRC. The extensive programs were so entertaining that attracted many young people flocked in, to watch a drama on disaster prevention knowledge, another on promoting the use of automatic external defibrillator, and several Little Sun Project participants shared personal experience for their rural area visits in China. More spectacular, a group of 100 people simultaneously performed a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rescue demonstration. Such interesting and dramatic application fascinated the audience's enthusiasm and was asked for an encore, so they could learn how to use this important life-saving appliance. Another highlight of the day was the graduation ceremony of the 'Little Sun Project' in which a group of 7-9 year old students took part, together with prizes awarded to winners of the 'Drawing Perseverance of Life' postcard design competition. The day-long pleasant and educational event finally concluded, and all participating residents left with great fun and joy.

Posted on: Macau Daily 2018-05-14