World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day 2023

Friday 5 th May 2023: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is here again, celebrated on the 8 th of May. It is a time to celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism and recognize the individuals who make a difference in their communities.

To celebrate WRCRC Day and to honor the theme for 2023, the Red Cross Society of Seychelles (RCSS) is organizing a series of activities including:

 Presentation ceremony
 Message by the RCSS President & Secretary General to commemorate this day
 Table discussion of this year’s theme on SBC AM Radio
 A ‘TETE A TETE’ with Tele Sesel (TV station)
 Volunteer work/donation at a vulnerable person’s house

The main event will be the hosting of a ceremony to present safety equipment to some of our partners on Saturday 6 th May 2023, at 10.00a.m at the RCSS head quarters.

The equipment will include amongst others: – Life Rings, Life Jackets, Sanitizers, Masks, Pillows with cases, Bed sheets, floor cleaners, mattresses, AED & Suction Machines.

They will be presented to the Seychelles Fire and Rescue Service Agency (SFRSA), Ministry of Health (MoH), Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA), Seychelles Defense Forces (SDF) & Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA).

This year, our theme is: Everything we do comes #fromtheheart. This year, we want to focus on the people in our communities, “the person next door”, who often are the first ones to step-up and support those in need around them – they could be someone at our workplace; a neighborhood vendor or a Red Cross Red Crescent community volunteer; someone at the gym, store or market we go to; or someone living close by who has always been by our side.