On December, 5th all over the world celebrated day of the volunteer, as a tribute and recognitions of merits of a large quantity of people all over the world, voluntary performing humanitarian charitable work. All good deeds, that Red Crescent does, helping thousand people, is directly connected with volunteers. And although it is  free of charge, voluntary work prompting to which is not compensation, and the desire to be good - the National society of the Red Crescent of Turkmenistan tries not to leave volunteers without encouragement.  
        From December 9 till December 11th 2015, the Voluntary Forum has been held for 30 active volunteers from all over Turkmenistan. Event took place in Geok-Dere, near to Ashkhabad. In an official part of the Voluntary Forum employees of the Red Crescent of Turkmenistan have expressed words of gratitude to volunteers for their free aid, which is the invaluable contribution to organizations’ activity. The educational program which included a seminar on rendering of the first pre-medical help and various master classes where volunteers could exchange experience on various lines of activity has been prepared. As practical exercise movie-group has been used, on which volunteers looked and discussed a film about various diseases. The voluntary Forum became a platform for discussions, discussion of interests, problems and successes. In the evening leisure and cultural program has been developed with cheerful competitions, where volunteers from various regions of Turkmenistan co-operated with each other. It was a delightful surprise to have the most delicious cake at such event. This meeting became possible thanks to project support "Together for the good of health" (USAID).
     The voluntary Forum has come to the end, but it promoted achievement of such purposes, as: acquisition of the new friends who have been carried away by common cause, development of volunteering movements of the National society of the Red Crescent of Turkmenistan, revealing, maintenance, training and motivation of leaders, etc. Such recognition of merits of volunteers, certainly, is a good stimulus for the further work for the blessing of people.  


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