The Youth members in schools form an integral and important component of the membership base of MRCS Penang Branch. They are young and eager to serve humanity and every training and opportunity need to be given to them.

A host of activities are organised for the Youth members throughout the year. Many of these activities are carried out with the support of the Penang State Education Department (JPN).

 

The State-level Uniform Bodies’ integration camp for primary schools was organised by the Penang State Education Department (JPN) from March 9 to 12 at Teluk Bahang, Penang.  The MRCS Link units which participated were SJKC Keow Kuang, SJKC Paik Teik, SJKT Nibong Tebal, SK St Xavier and SK Convent Green Lane.

The Penang State Education Department (JPN) hosted a National level Uniform Bodies Camp for Primary Girls’ Schools on March 29 to April 2, 2015 at the State Co-curriculum Centre of Penang.  A total of 800 campers consisting of  MRCS Link Units from various States took part.  The MRCS Penang Branch was tasked with  Ambulance Standby Duty with first aiders support from SPT Chapter.  OC Link Mdm Ooi Hwei Ching and 3 MRCS Link Officers assisted the JPN secretariat.

The MRCS Link National Camp 2015 organised by SK Minden Height in collaboration with MRCS Penang Branch was held on May 21 to 24.  It was a successful camp in which 31 schools participated with a  total of 266 campers from various States.  The School Headmaster Encik Ilias Bin Tajudin led the Organising Committee of 53 teachers and the voluntary trainers from MRCS Penang Branch. Bus company Rapid Penang  provided shuttle bus services for participants to enjoy the round island outdoor activities.

youth footdrill training

The Penang State Education Department (JPN) organised the State Level Formation Foot-drill Competition on May 26 & 27, 2015 at the State Co-curriculum Centre of Penang. MRCS Youth Officer Ms Lily Foo and O/C Link Mdm Ooi Hwei Ching were appointed as foot-drill judges to assist the technical secretariat of JPN.

 

The National (Northern Zone) Formation Foot-drill Competition was hosted by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) on August 7 & 8 at PPD Kota Setar, Alor Star, Kedah.  JPN Penang appointed MRC Officer Mdm Ooi Hwei Ching as one of the judges and invited her to a special management course on August 5 & 6 at SK Taman Aman, Alor Star, Kedah.

The MRCS Northern Zone Youth and Link Management Meeting was held on August 11 & 12 at MRCS Perak Branch Headquarters, Ipoh. Penang Branch Assistant Director of Youth Mr. Lim Kuo Shee and the SPT O/C Youth Mr. Eric Tan attended the meeting with other State officers from Kedah, Perak and Perlis.

Merdeka Parade 2015 Champion (Unit 16 SMJK Jit Sin)

MRCS Youth Unit 16 from Jit Sin High School, SPT won the Merdeka National Day Parade 2015 Champion in the category of schools contingent and received their prize from the Penang State Government in a celebration ceremony of Malaysia Day 2015.

MRCS Link Unit from SJKC Keow Kuang SPT and SJKC Paik Teik SPS won the Champion prize in First Aid Competition at the National Camp of Primary Girls’ Schools Uniform Bodies 2015 organised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and received special recognition prizes from JPN Penang at the Annual Co-curriculum Excellence Awards presentation ceremony held at Nibong Tebal on October  7.

The MRCS Youth Leadership Camp 2015 was held on December 18 to 20 at SMK Bandar Baru Perda, Bukit Mertajam.  The camp was  officiated by Tuan Haji Zulkafli bin Kamaruddin, the Head of Co-curriculum, JPN Penang.  The objectives of the camp were to develop the leadership potential in the Youths, to encourage team-building amongst the members, and to promote the MRCS Youth Proficiency Badges Scheme.  The 3-day camp involved 250 members and officers from various Chapters.  They participated in workshops conducted by MRCS certified instructors and invited trainers from the Malaysian Army, the Rover Scouts, the Fire and Rescue Department (BOMBA).

At the Chapter level, various activities were also held. The SPU Chapter Youth Training Camp was held at SMK Bertam Perdana from March 15 to 17.  A total of 186 students and officers participated.

 

The SPT Formation Foot-drill Competition for all uniform bodies was held on April 14 &15 at the State Co-curriculum Centre of Penang, in Bukit Mertajam.  The District Education Office (PPD) of Central Seberang Perai appointed judges from various uniform bodies, included MRCS Youth Officer Ms Lily Foo and O/C Link Mdm Ooi Hwei Ching.  The MRCS Link contingent from SJKC Keow Kuang  won the First runner-up in the Primary school category and SMK Sama Gagah won the Second runner-up in the secondary school category.

Youth learn CPR

The MRCS Island Chapter Youth Leadership Development Program 2015 was held at the MRCS Penang Branch Headquarters on December 12 & 13.  A total of 45 Youth leaders joined the workshop conducted by Island Chapter O/C Youth, Mr. Daniel Lim.

Youth learn bandaging

MRCS teachers and Youth & Link Officers were also trained to improve their skills in imparting leadership and MRCS content to Youth members.

 

The Penang State Education Department (JPN) organised a Co-curriculum Planning and Management Course for a group of invited JPN Technical officers at Langkawi Seaview Hotel from Jan 23 to 25. MRCS officers Ms Foo Lily, Mr. Daniel Lim and Mdm. Ooi Hwei Ching attended the course.

The Northern Zone Basic Certification Course for MRCS Teachers was organized by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) and MRCS Headquarters on August 3 to 6 at the Teachers’ Training Centre (PLGDP) located at Sungai Karangan, Padang Serai, Kedah.  The course contents covered Basic First Aid, Basic Health Education, Basic RC Education and International Humanitarian Law. A total of 12 teachers from Penang attended.