The ARCS youth and volunteers’ department works for the development of the youth and volunteers’ programs and provides proper trainings to youths in society. The youth department started to work in 1997.
The aim for establishment of the youth program is providing proper training for Afghan youth in different fields (First Aid trainings, humanitarian values, human dignity and encouragement of the youth in doing sports, avoiding the usage of drugs, reinforcement of the peace behavior, friendship, coexistence and conducting good relationships with each other without considering any kinds of discrimination in terms of tribe, language and religious in the society).
Running training courses, cultural programs and many other activities containing effective trainings for youth in schools, youth clubs, and establishment of ARCS corners in schools are most activities of youth and volunteers’ department. Since the start of youth program in ARCS, it could have trained 25300 trainers and young volunteers including male and female in 25 provinces of the country.
The youth and volunteers’ program goal:
The ARCS is specifically established with the aim to respond the natural and unnatural disasters and this is the main philosophy of its establishment. Youth and volunteers have got the axial and critical role in responding to disasters. As disasters are always happened unexpectedly, widespread and harmful, the ARCS efforts are not enough for responding to them alone, so in such emergency cases, these powerful young volunteer are the key components of the ARCS who can help in reducing the disasters vulnerability and rescue lives of affected people.
The ARCS youth department is about to pave the ground for all young volunteers to reinforce compliment, exchanging ideas, reconciliation, peace and coexistence, friendship, and conducting good relationships with each other without considering any kinds of discrimination in terms of tribe, language and religious in all over the country.
The youth and volunteers’ activities:
- Social welfare in schools and crash areas
- Primary health spreading to society
- Participation in natural and manmade disasters
- Providing first aid services
- Spreading fundamental principles of the movement
- Spreading peace and coexistence behavior
- Encouragement of youth in doing sports
- Spreading “accepting each other” behavior
- Establish voluntary useful system to enhance capability of the ARCS