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On the occasion of the World Red Cross day and week, on 10.05.2017. in the Cultural center East Sarajevo, Red Cross held a promotion of its activities for the primary and high school students. Red Cross promoter, a football player Mladen Krstajić, handed 170 Red Cross booklets to Red Cross youth members and invited them to become volunteers and activists of the Red Cross.

The promotion was attended by students, teachers, and directors of primary schools  “Aleksa Šantić“, “Petar Petrović Nјegoš“ and “Jovan Dučić“ from East Ilidža and primary schools “Sveti Sava“ from East Novo Sarajevo  and students, teachers and directors  from the Public institution “High school East Ilidža“ and  “28. June“ from East Novo Sarajevo. On behalf of the Red Cross of Republika Srpska, the organizer of the event, Mr Đoko Mihajlović, Secretary General, greeted all participants and guests.   

This year, a Red Cross Week was dedicated to marking the 25 th anniversary of the existence and work of the Red Cross of Republika Srpska.  In the period from 08. to 15. 05. within the whole structure of the Red Cross of Republika Srpska , activities will be organized to increase the number of Red Cross members. In the same period, the campaign started by RCRS in 2016 under the title „We are members of the Red Cross, and you?“ will be continued and its activities intensified.

Milјan Maksimović, a teacher in PS“Sveti Sava“ from East Sarajevo, a Red Cross of Republika Srpska volunteer, held a presentation and briefly introduced  all participants about the emerging of the Red Cross  Movement and how it was established in our region, but also explained what the Red Cross is, what are its basic goals and tasks, what is its foundation and the form of its organisational structure.

After the presentation, all attendees watched the movie „ The story of an idea“ a story of the emergence of the Red Cross.