RRC - Red Ribbon Club

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
v.CLHIV’s.

3.Peer Education activity & Out Reach
i.Competitions , WAD , VBD , IYD , IWD
ii.Rallies , Community sensitization

Covering Major areas & Issues

  • Help young people in colleges understand the changes they experience in their growth & development
  • Enable young people to recognize and analyze their level of risk and vulnerabilities to HIV and AIDS and other related problems
  • Assist young people to acquire essential life skills that will facilitate appropriate and safe decisions in their lives ahead
  • Facilitate young people to make commitments to protect them from HIV infection & celebrate life more meaningfully.

Key Messages

  • Anyone can get HIV infection through unsafe sex or blood.
  • Care, Concern and Commitment prevent HIV and AIDS.
  • Say No to HIV; No to people living with HIV.
  • Most STIs are curable.

Module Objectives

  • Describe the difference between HIV infection and AIDS.
  • Discuss ways by which HIV is spread and not spread.
  • List down ways by which HIV infection is prevented.
  • Assert the need to seek medical assistance/treatment if they have had unsafe sex or unsuspecting an STI

Our Institution Level Activities:

In the year 2010 was started RRC in our College. RRC Programme Inaugurated by RRC District Manager Mr.V.Sekar on 20/01/2010. At that day he had delivered entitle “Celebrate Life”into the students. Our college RRC conducted two blood donation camps, world AIDS Rally, Aids Awareness Rally and also conducted many AIDS Awareness programme into the people. Our college got Best College Award for RRC Activities during the year 2010-2011.

RED RIBBON CLUB ACTIVITIES FOR 2013-2014

One day awareness programme was organized in our college on 04.03.2014. Mr. V.SEKAR preside over the function and spoke on “Celebrate Life”He gave a speech on how to reduce and prevent HIV / AIDS.There was as interaction session in the afternoon .Positive Network Mrs. Muneeswari interacted with the students.100 volunteers of our college attended in the awareness programme.

Dr.S.Kanagavalli , M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
Email : kanagaharini26@gmail.com
Phone : +91-9976326648