Ready for IHL: Lessons from a Hardworking Team


                                      Students attending IHL training in Long Beach

The International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Action Campaign presentation due date is coming up fast– which means that our team has been busily preparing for it. This month, our conference calls and weekly meetings involved finalizing details, checking up on our members’ efforts and progresses, and taking steps to ensure that our Action Campaign would be a success.

The journey so far has been a little rough, but we were able to get through a lot of struggles, both as individuals and as a group. This included getting out of our comfort zones to talk to students and teachers, managing our time within our school and social lives, and communicating with each other. However, although our members work amazingly together as a team, we think that there is still some room for improvement; in particular, finding more ways to compromise our members’ numerous ideas and getting to know each other more. If we are able to accomplish this, we would be able to work faster and even more efficiently. We have tried to resolve this issue by doing some team bonding, which I think, has gotten us a bit closer to each other than before.

Overall, February has been a very productive month. We are much closer to initiating our action step, and we cannot wait to finally be able to put our campaign into action!

Authors: Christine Phan and Lily Kawaoto, North High School IHL AC Team, Long Beach Chapter

*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 healthcare in danger, torture, and humanitarianism.

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