The Red Ribbon is Internationally recognized as a symbol of the struggle against HIV/AIDS. It is a symbol of solidarity and a commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Since its inception in the college, the RED RIBBON CLUB Unit has carried out wide range of activities and training programmes like Blood Donation camps, awareness sessions on AIDS and Healthy living.
THE RED RIBBON SYMBOLIZES:
Care and concern. The increasing numbers of people around the world must be empathetic to demonstrate their care and concern about HIV and AIDS – for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, and for those who care for and support people who are directly affected.
Hope. The red ribbon is intended to be a symbol of Hope – that the search for a vaccine and cure to halt the suffering is successful and the quality of life improves for those affected by the virus.
Support. The red ribbon offers symbolic support for those living with HIV, to continue educating of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines, and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS.
RRC empowers students in the age group of 17-25, by giving them information and life-skills to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and by changing the most active among them into peer educators.
The objectives of Red Ribbon Club are:
- To reduce the occurrence of new sexually transmitted infections (incidence), particularly HIV, among youth.
- To prepare youth as peer educators/agents of change both among youth as well as society at large by developing their skills on leadership, advocacy, communication and team building.
- To increase awareness among youth on sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
- To impart skills among youth on self-protection, negotiation, and effective group interaction.
- To encourage blood donations.
- Create and train, among the youth, a cadre of peer educators for spreading awareness about HIV-AIDS and its prevention in the community.