Youth Development

The youth development programme comprises of in-school and out-of-school youth membership. To become a youth volunteer one must be below the age 29. In-schools RC youth clubs are supervised by Matrons while the out-of-school youths have youth committees in their respective branches. Young people engage in activities that are based on the Four-Part-Youth-Plan and within the limits of the constitution.

It is based on a four-part model:

  •  Dissemination of the fundamental principles of the Red Cross movement, promoting humanitarian values and international humanitarian law
  •  Protection of life and health

·  Community service

·  International friendship and understanding

Botswana Red Cross Society's young volunteers through their branches have been involved in a variety of activities in different branches:

  • Training Orphans & Vulnerable Children on Sexual and Reproduction Health
  •  Training of Peer Educators by Trainer Of Trainers in their branches
  •  Litter picking and clean up campaigns
  • Donation of clothing to orphans and vulnerable children
  •  Fundraising activities
  • Edutainment sessions and drama

In addition to these activities, BRCS has on-going programs that youth volunteers are actively involved in which consists of:

  •  A mentoring program for Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)- Bo Nkgonne
  • Children's clubs Home and school visits programs
  • Gardening for destitute families program

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