Although they’ve only been part of the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Action Campaign for about one month, the C.W. Baker Red Cross Club from Baldwinsville High School has made great strides to create their project. Before taking on this project, the Club has been very active doing many Red Cross-related projects like spearheading blood drives, making comfort kits for disaster victims, and learning about disaster preparedness. However, they didn’t even know about IHL or International Services until they were approached by their student Team Leaders. Raid Cross was an “eye-opening experience,” as described by some Team Members, and made them look at things from a more globally-focused perspective.
On top of all their other service projects, the Club has educated their entire student body about child soldiers and played an interactive, assembly-style trivia game based on a presentation. One student remarked that the club presentation was “a fun way of learning about humanitarianism” – listening to the presentation about child soldiers and answering trivia questions to win prizes was a great way to spend a Friday lunch session.
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