Red Cross launches summer programme

The
Cayman Islands Red Cross is launching The Citizenship Project, a summer
programme for children ages 13 to 15 that will run from 8.30am-3pm, Monday to
Friday, from 12-23 July.

“The
Citizenship Project is essentially the CIRC’s effort to fill the gap in civics
education … by creating a holistic programme where participants get to talk
about things which are of importance to the individual, the community and the
nation,” said Carolina Ferreira, project developer and Red Cross deputy director.

The
Citizenship Project aims to challenge participants to develop critical thinking
skills, and awareness of local and global issues.

The
programme is composed of an eight part curriculum: Citizenship 101, Human
Rights, Cost of Living & Poverty, Sex/Sexuality & Gender, Environment/
Climate Change & Disasters, Discrimination, Violence & Drugs, and
Education & Voluntary Services. 

Participants
will engage in discussions, debates, surveys and projects to gain a better
understanding of the topics.

Application
forms are available at the Cayman Islands Red Cross or at www.redcross.org.ky
and due by Thursday, 8 July. Parents and guardians whose children are interested
in participating are asked to attend a meeting on Saturday, 3 July at 6pm at
the Cayman Islands Red Cross. For further information, contact Carolina
Ferreira at rxadmin@candw.ky, 916-1742 or 949-6785 ext. 27.

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