11/ May/ 2018
Eighteen-year-old Soe Moe Khin is a community volunteer supporting the Myanmar Red Cross Society in the small village of Myint Nar, up-river from Sittwe, Rakhine State. She helped organised Red Cross cash distributions and training as part of a programme assisting communities affected by flooding, violence and population movement.
“I became a volunteer because I want to be able to help people and in future I would like to work for the Red Cross full-time. The Red Cross help people when they are in trouble, and that’s what I want to do. I want to be able to travel to different places around my community and help people.”
“I’ve seen the Red Cross grants going to people to support livelihoods and I’ve seen the training they have done with people, and I really like it. The cash grants have been useful, people say the support was good and that it helped them in their lives.”
“I would definitely recommend for other people to become community volunteers. I’ve already told my friends that they should do it too. The Red Cross is helping the community and it’s good fun, so I think everyone should do this.”