The Red Cross Society of Seychelles Re-forms its Dissemination Committee

With volunteers from Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue, the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) relaunches its Dissemination Committee. The purpose of this is to set up a core team of trained disseminators that will lead the decentralization of communication activities within the community and throughout the National Society. The committee, which is composed of seven (7) ordinary members who are trained volunteers in the field, is chaired by Ms. Clita Milius and vice-chaired by Ms. Mirenda Hoareau.

The first meeting was held on Monday, March 25, 2024 and members came up with new approaches for generating innovative ideas regarding volunteer empowerment and the recruitment of prospective volunteers within the National Society’s numerous fields of expertise.

A similar committee functioned within the RCSS in the past, but was unfortunately disbanded. Despite this, the team of skilled disseminators maintained their duties and responsibilities in workshops, trainings, and within local communities whenever necessary.

The meeting’s other objectives, in addition to the committee’s successful relaunch, included brainstorming fresh and efficient ways for members to assist in enlisting new volunteers and in educating others about the mission and principles of the National Society (NS). Increasing public knowledge of the national society’s services and initiatives is equally important, especially with regards to blood donation and first aid courses.

The committee will also support the following initiatives, from strengthening the RCSS’s capacity for the dissemination of activities, collaborating with organizations and educational institutions, increasing awareness in International Humanitarian Law, collaborating on themed days and creating educational and promotional materials.

At the end of the meeting, there was a proposal to draft the Committee’s terms of reference, a task that will be completed in a few more weeks when the committee convenes to present their respective ideas on the way forward.