On Friday 21st October, UWC Red Cross Nordic hosted a special educational focus on TV Askjonen and the Red Cross’ work towards innocent victims of war. The day was entirely organised by the students themselves, with invited guest speakers. The students at the college were selected so that they represented a deliberately diverse cross section of backgrounds. Some of them were from countries with a recent or ongoing conflict. The countries held in focus for TV Aksjonen were Syria, South Sudan, Somalia, Myanmar, and Central America. Students from these countries who currently study at UWC Red Cross Nordic had stories to tell that they shared with their fellow students.

Students from local schools and centres for asylum seekers (mottak) were invited to join in with the educational focus on TV Aksjonen on Friday 21st October at UWC Red Cross Nordic. The presentations were a direct encounter with what it is like to flee the terrors of armed conflict and also on how the Red Cross works in dramatic circumstances to reach those in need. The student-led workshops focused on the nature of conflict and gave a glimpse into how it is experienced.

A team of students – including those representing the College’s Red Cross Survivors of Conflict Programme – were part of the TV Aksjonen collection team visiting homes in Fjaler on Sunday 23rd October. As part of the fundraising “dugnad” students and staff arranged a special auction in support of the Red Cross. We encouraged all other schools in Sogn og Fjordane to do the same.

For further information, please contact Arne Osland (Director of Development) on ac91aosl@staff.rcnuwc.no / 91701816.