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Coastweek-- Seen [from left] is Chief Halima, Rafik Rauf, Coach Ibrahim Salim, Technical University of Msa Red Cross Club Focal Person Miss Flavia Bosire and Volunteer Abdulrazak. Seen [from right] is Rafik Rauf, Vice Chair Mombasa Branch Ahmed Khamis, Mvita M.P Hon. AbdulSwamad, Youngest Artist Marc Smith, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet, Mombasa County Police Commander Jhonson Ipara along with other Red Cross Volunteers.
Red Cross Society held its 4th Edition of National Volunteer Awards

Coastweek-- Kenya Red Cross Society held its Fourth edition of the National Volunteer Awards on Friday 7th of December 2018 to celebrate volunteers and their contributions in helping the society alleviate human suffering and service to humanity all over the country.

First runners up | Coastweek  

The event held at Boma Hotel grounds was attended by KRCS Governor Dr.  Mohamud Said, Mvita MP Hon. Abdulswamad S. Nassir, Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya H.E Ms. Elin Bergithe Rognilie, lnspector General of Police Joseph Boinet, Mombasa County Police Commander Johnstone Ipara among other dignitaries, guests and volunteers from across our 47 counties.

Mombasa County managed to achieve 7 awards from different categories…

University Chapters Award 2018 - Technical University of Mombasa,

Corporate Award 2018 - CDMC Miritini,

Implementing Partner of the Year Award - Reach out Centre,

Special Recognition Award - Johnstone Ipara,

Community Service Award - Shariff Nassir Foundation,

Youth of the Year Award - Mohamed Rafik Rauf,

Coastweek-- Mr. Rafik receiving his first runners up for Senior Youth Volunteer Award from Minister of Labour and Social Protection at Laico Regency Hotel Nairobi.  

A.A Molu life time achievement Award- Khairoonissa A.A. Molu

Mr. Rafik Rauf was also awarded 2 days prior as Senior Volunteer of the Year 1st Runners up in the VOYA Awards that was hosted by Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in conjunction with Volunteer Involving Organization Society at Nairobi’s Laico Regency Hotels.

Speaking along with Organizational Development Manager Mr. Shadrack Musyoka at SwitchTv in Nairobi, Mr. Rafik pointed out that the adrenaline in volunteers at times goes crazy in terms of responding, the passion of volunteerism increases day by day.

“The Organization volunteers have lived with the hashTag #AlwaysThere and have Always been There,” concluded Mr. Rafik.

“These volunteers do undergo psychological counseling that we provide and we do not compromise on it as they handle great cases of trauma” added Mr. Shadrack.

Mombasa branch has been active in responding to emergencies and community service.

Speaking to our Coastweek news desk, Mr. Mohamed Rajab who is the County Coordinator for Red Cross Mombasa says that we need more volunteers from communities to come forward and provide their services to humanity.

“Let Youths Indulge in Humanitarian activities that keeps them active and aware of a positive life” he added.

The branch needs donors in sustaining its Kitty for Disaster response activities, and more memberships from individuals.

The branch Volunteers shall be on a beach patrol duty during this festive season at all Public beaches giving safety awareness, tracing services and first aid where needed all for free.

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