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Friday, April 30, 2010

April, April, April

It is the last day of the month of April and i am finally blogging. It is not because i did not have anything to blog about, on the contrary i had so much going on i did not know what to blog about and what to leave out. The month of April began with the Easter holiday which i spent in Oslo and i had a really good time where i also attended a music concert by East African musical sensation Good Lyfe.

The crowd at the concert.

It was a wonderful show and i was also glad  that i got something interesting to do since i did not travel during my holiday. I also got to meet and greet the superstars from East Africa and i was really excited because i am such a big fan.

together with one of the artists.

In the month of April, Fify(my co-delegate) and i also put up a stand at the Akershus University College where we talked to the Youths about Red Cross and the different work that we do as Red Cross Youth.

Akershus University College

In the begining it was quite difficult to get hold of the Youth because University students are really busy but when we put up our Red Cross Youth banner, got dressed in our cool Red Cross Youth sweaters, started giving out condoms and flyers, we finally got the attention of some Youth who were really interested and inquisitve about the work that we are doing and what we had to say.

waiting to talk to the Youth at the stand.

Still in the month of April, we attended the annual district meeting which was quite special because this time round there were some changes like election of a new President for Akershus district, and we also got the chance to see democracy being practiced in the Red Cross Youth since the youth coucil also got a new leader Magnus Sauro who had to be voted by the Youth that participated in this meeting.

Youth casting their votes

We also had meetings and seminars where the different participants talked about issues like the district budget, the work plan for next year, and other issues at hand.

Participants at the annual District meeting

group photo of the Youth that attended the meeting.

I ended the month of April by attending an Active Choice workshop at the famous Haraldsheim Youth hostel in Oslo. It is always a nice feeling to go back to Haraldsheim because it reminds me of my first month in Norway and it also made me realise how quickly time has moved since i am only left with two months now.

preparing for my presentation

The course was very interesting because it brought together Youth participants from all over Norway and it was nice to see what the Youth in Norway think is the best course of action for active choice in Norway.

Participants paying attention.

At the course, i made a presentation about HIV/AIDS in Rwanda and how the Red Cross and Red Cross Youth are dealing with this issue and also potrayed the different things the Red Cross Youth in Norway and Rwanda can learn from each other. of the participants at the course.

work without play makes the particpants time!

So that was the month of April for me and i am now looking forward to May and June, but most of all i am looking forward to the Øy 2010 Youth camp because then i will be able to see all the other delegates and plus it will probably be the last major activity i participate in before i leave for Mama Africa.