Български младежки Червен кръст / Bulgarian Red Cross Youth traditionally celebrated February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day across the country as part of the National NO AIDS Campaign. Volunteer initiative has always been encouraged over the years in the implementation of diverse, interesting and useful initiatives for young people.
The campaign this year went nationally under the motto „ОБИЧАЙ БЕЗОПАСНО“ (“LOVE SAFE”) and aimed to promote the prevention of risky sexual behavior among young people.
The BRCY volunteers have decided in their clubs how to celebrate the holiday, but the activity report shows that they have made valentines and informational materials, organized trainings, presentations, discussions, games, films, etc., as well as found partners (regional health inspectorates, educational institutions, student councils, NGOs, etc.) to organize joint initiatives.
Direct contact with their peers and the use of social networks helps their HIV/AIDS prevention message reach a large number of people, making the campaign particularly meaningful.