Tarrafal, Oct 29 (Inforpress) – The Local Council of the Red Cross in Tarrafal de São Nicolau held a meeting during the weekend at the Paulino Vieira Cultural Center, which included activities related to Red Cross Volunteer Day, October 20th.
The activities were focused at encouraging / motivating young people to embrace the cause of volunteerism, since the island has lost several volunteers. “Several young Red Cross volunteers have immigrated to other islands”, said Cláudio Silva, president of the Local Council of the Red Cross in the municipality of Tarrafal.
“Due to some constraints we were unable to carry out the activities in October 20, the date of commemoration of Red Cross Volunteer Day”, he said.
According to Cláudio Silva, more should be done to encourage the cause of volunteering in the island, and there is a lack of partnerships with some institutions, even with the National Red Cross, he said.