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Save yourself, save someone else


The Red Cross in action! Youth from different ethnical background will be taught mutual understanding, tolerance and culture of dialog. The goal is to recruit new volunteers that, through group projects, will gain the habit of promoting humanist values and an active approach to life.

Danica Gjurovska, student at the Faculty of Medicine – physiotherapy, volunteer and member of the Red Cross and the “club 25” and Jelena Vladanovikj, student at the Faculty of Pedagogy – preschool age, volunteer and member of the Red cross are responsible for the project “First aid – save yourself, save another”.


The idea is to equip all classrooms of the elementary school “Cyril and Methodius” – Skopje with first aid kits (boxes), so as to raise awareness that children can and should help those around them and treat minor injuries in the classroom. It will also help improve a sense of solidarity, awareness of the proper course of action in case of emergencies, injuries and natural catastrophes. Short educational lectures for the proper use of a first aid kit are also planned in the project. The usage will also be explained on a small poster displayed near the first aid kit. This is the first project of its kind in the Republic of Macedonia and the end goal is to extend it to all elementary schools in the republic. Fund raising actions will be organized at collection centers and donations from successful companies will be gratefully accepted.

rcThe project includes all 34 municipal organizations of the Red Cross in the Republic of Macedonia as well as the city organization of Skopje. It helps in the recruitment of young volunteers (14 to 18 years of age), who are then properly trained in dissemination and culture of dialog as a precondition for building an intercultural society, recognizing the needs of the community and creating a humanitarian project. Last year a record number of 202 project for the benefit of the community where carried out, helping more than 3000 persons.