"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.
Objectives of Red Ribbon Club
- To create Awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS.
- To Impart skills on Communication, Self-protection And Effective Group Interaction
- To prepare youth as peer educators and agents of change by developing their leadership skills and team spirit
- To encourage blood donations
Red Ribbon Club programme with the objective of bringing about behaviour change in young minds employs various strategies like:
- Imparting “Celebrating Life - 10 hours curriculum” to the RRC Volunteers and Programme Officers by trained resource persons.
- Peer education and leadership trainings to the RRC volunteers
- Interactions with positive people, Transgender, Injection Drug users and ICTC Counselors.
- Exposure visits to Blood Bank and HIV Community Centre by the RRC Volunteers
- HIV/ AIDS awareness campaigns (Rallies and Outreach activities) during events like International Youth Day (IYD), World AIDS Day (WAD), National Youth Day (NYD), National Voluntary Blood Donors Day (NVBD), World Blood Donation Day (WBD) and International Women’s Day (IWD).
Avenues of the Regular Activities:
- Club Service
- Community Services
- Professional Development
- International Understanding
Prof. A. Suresh
RRC Programme Officer,
GASC, Kudavasal, Thiruvarur.