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Red Ribbon Club is a movement started by the Government of India in schools and colleges through which, students will spread awareness over HIV / AIDS. It envisages to instil charity mind among all the students to extend their able help towards developing healthy life styles, donating blood to all the needy by promotion of Regular voluntary blood donation.

 

Red Ribbon Club Guidelines


The significance of Red Ribbon in HIV / AIDS is:


  • Red like Love, as a symbol of passion and tolerance for those affected.
  • Red like Blood, representing the pain caused by many people who have of AIDS.
  • Red like the anger about the helplessness about which we are facing for a disease for which there is still no cure.
  • Red is a sign of warning not to carelessly ignore one of the biggest problems of our time.

 

Red Ribbon Symbol

The red ribbon is a symbol for both drug prevention and for the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon foundation is an organization founded in 1993 whose main purpose is the education about prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, Acquired Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex, ARC and AIDS.

 

Activities


"CELEBRATING LIFE" AIDS Awareness programme was conducted on 13 January, 2012.


OBJECTIVES OF THE CLUB:


  • To reduce HIV infection among young people by raising their risk perception through Life Skills Education programme and create awareness on Sex, Sexuality, HIV – AIDS.
  • To encourage among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV-AIDS, thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against them. 
  • To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators by developing their skills on leadership and team building. 
  • To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.

 

Basis Strategies of Red Ribbon Club Programme


The programme is being implemented through Non Governmental Organisation in coordination with Universities trained RRC Incharge/ Programme Officers (Lecturers) and peer educators. Non Governmental Organisation will train the nodal teachers and peer educators with initial support from trained resource persons. The nodal teachers and peer educators will take interactive classroom sessions with students across all targeted colleges.

 

These sessions will be based on five issues those are as follow:


  • Healthy Life Style and Stress & Strain free Environment.
  • Drug Addiction.
  • Blood Donation Promotion.
  • Life skill Development and good eating habits.
  • Reproductive & Sexual Health including RTI/STI and HIV/AIDS.

 

The sessions will be participatory and seek to address the concerns of youths on growing up through role-play, brainstorming and discussion. They will also address myths and misconceptions that young people have about health and reply to queries of youths by using the Question Box.

 

RRC Programme Officers:

Mr. A. SURESH, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.