Fiji Red Cross Youth development activities are coordinated through a Youth Program, which sits as one of the core programs within the National Society, co-organized by a focal role and fairly elected Youth representatives from Branch Youth volunteers, called the Youth Commission.
The work of the Youth Commission is centred around consultations and advocacy for young people to ensure youth interests are included in overall organizational planning and decision-making.
The Forum is a yearly event that forms part of the Fiji Red Cross Society’s overall strategy to develop Youth as agents of behavioural change and provides a platform through which young people are able to voice key concerns and ideas for organizational planning and development. This event also includes National Youth elections for the posts of Youth Commissioners every four years, and the awarding of the National Youth Volunteer Award every two years.
Aligned to the FRCS Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026, IFRC Strategy 2030 and incongruent with Fiji’s National Youth Policy, the Society recognizes that young people comprise a significant proportion of the population and including them in the growth and development of the organization is key, to encourage planning and activities that will enhance stronger social structure and resilience in communities.