Overview

The Red Ribbon Club is a voluntary on-campus intervention program for students in educational institutions. It is initiated and supported by the State AIDS Control Society (SACS) and implemented through multi-sectoral collaboration particularly using the services of cadre officers of the state’s National Service Scheme (NSS).

Aim

The Red Ribbon Club aims at harnessing the potential of the youth by equipping them with correct information on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment. It also aims in building their capacities as peer educators in spreading messages on positive health behavior in an enabling environment and increasing voluntary blood donation from among youth.

Objectives

  • To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness of Sex, Sexuality and HIV & AIDS.
  • To induce among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS (PHLA) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PHLAs.
  • To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skill on Leadership, negotiation and team building.
  • To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.

Committee 2017-18

  • Mrs. Sandhya Korgaokar
  • Mrs. Riya Dessai

Activities for the year 2017-18

August

  • Poster Competition on Aids Awareness

October

  • Essay Competition

November

  • A talk on Aids Awareness and RRC
  • Slogan  Writing Competition

December

  • A Road Rally and a Street Play on World Aids Day