The Texas Gulf Coast Region has three high school teams participating in the IHL Action Campaign this year. One team, comprised of students from several different high schools in the Houston area, is focusing on refugees. Their IHL Action Campaign involves presentations and hands-on activities to teach the community about IHL; you can follow their progress on twitter and their blog. Another team, also made up of students from area schools, has set up a simulation in which participants “walk through” the life of a refugee. That team’s leaders have set up a blog to document their Action Campaign. Finally, the third team, consisting of students from the British International School of Houston, is focusing on gender and spreading the word by organizing a “fun run”, planning flash mobs, and using social media. They also have a blog.
*The purpose of the IHL Action Campaign is for young people to teach their peers about the importance of IHL, as well as issues related to gender, refugees, and humanitarianism.