Red Cross to woo volunteers from private sector

 

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has reiterated the need for volunteerism among private sector stake holders, a move that promotes both social and economic development.

The society held its national volunteer awards, a ceremony that acknowledges that its volunteers are the backbone of the organisation. The awards seek to make strides in strengthening volunteerism through initiatives that encourage and promote the practice as a meaningful undertaking countrywide. In 2013, KRCS held its first-ever National Volunteer Award celebrations in line with its Volunteer Recognition and Motivation Scheme meant to improve its Volunteer Management Systems.

The awards are intended to recognize and reward volunteers, institutions, artists, universities, celebrities, youth, the corporate sector and organizations that have offered exemplary service to humanity and volunteerism in Kenya. The awards also recognize those who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to promoting volunteerism within the Red Cross Movement.

The Volunteer Awards that took place at the Boma Hotel, last week saw eight categories awarded. The University Chapters Volunteer Programme Award went to Egerton University while Youth Volunteer of the Year Award was scooped by Kevin Dooso.

The society also recognized its most active branch under the category of ‘Well-Functioning Branch Award’ that was taken by Red Cross Malindi Branch.

The Kenya Red Cross Annual Humanitarian Award was awarded to NIC Bank, Airtel, MPESA Foundation, Base Titanium and CBM (Chrisitan Blind Mission).

Terry Mungai of the Miss World Kenya franchise, artistes Juliani, Elani, Size 8 and DJ Mo received the Community Service Award while the Special Recognition Award winner was G4S. Michael Sululu took home the Volunteer of the Year Award together with Brenda Alaka as Majid Swaleh scooped the A.A Molu Lifetime Achievement award for his exceptional contribution to the society.

 

 

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