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TRCS empowering youth in climate change action

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 26/09/2019

The Tonga Red Cross Society recognize the potential for further progress when working with the youth so have moved to improve youth representation within the Red Cross and provide more opportunities for the youth.

Over the past week the Red Cross led the first National Youth Forum with youth representatives from all around Tonga, including the outer islands. Tonga Red Cross’ Focal person for Youth – Polikalepo Kefu says this forum allowed youth volunteers of the red cross to come together and discuss several strategies and planning for moving forward in the future, but particularly on the issue of disaster preparedness.

Kefu says the youth are the greatest help with their volunteers providing assistance in times of disasters and are hoping that with moving to improve youth’s skills and capabilities in this area they are in turn able to help their own communities.

As we approach the cyclone season starting in November, Kefu says this is a major focus for them right now, to build capacity and to strengthen the youth.

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