Red Ribbon Club (RRC), a voluntary on campus intervention is being implemented in the higher Educational institutions, aiming at heightening their risk perception and preventing HIV as well as promoting voluntary blood donation among youth between the age of 17-25 yrs. with Dept. of Higher Education, technical support from centre for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, USA & TANSACS.
OBJECTIVES OF RRC
To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on Sex, Sexuality and HIV & AIDS.
1.To induce among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PLHIVs.
2.To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skills on leadership, negotiation, and team building.
3.To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.
Institution Level RRC Activities
1.Celebrating life session
i.Imparting 3 hr sessions (Basic’s of Life Skills and HIV/AIDS)
ii.Imparting 10 hr module to the Students
2.Interaction sessions with
i.Positive Speaker, Transgender & IDU’s
ii.ICTC & ART Counselors
iii.Voluntary Blood donation camp
iv.Exposure visits to ICTC, ART,CCC & Home for
3.Peer Education activity & Out Reach
i.Competitions , WAD , VBD , IYD , IWD
ii.Rallies , Community sensitization