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Young students learn non-violent behavior through Red Cross Players drama

Learn about the Red Cross School Chest Initiative for Uganda

Last year, Red Cross sent school chests to over 1000 Afghan children

The Red Cross Players play to packed audiences

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Counselors take a short break during the 2002 Leadership Development Camp

Salmah Rizvi, a 15-year old from Atholton High School in Howard County, represented the American Red Cross at the International Environmental Youth Conference in Iceland. Salmah taught international humanitarian law to more than 50 students, representing 23 nations.

Red Cross volunteer, Katie Warner,
sitting between two other students, waits to speak to President Bush and other dignitaries about service learning.


The Afghanistan School Chest Program is a tremendous success. "Sometimes the teachers would call the children's names to collect items, and you could see their joy it was the first time many of them had seen school supplies."