RRC - Profile



Red Ribbon Club formation in colleges is to encourage peer-to-peer messaging on HIV prevention and to provide a safe space for young people to seek clarifications of their doubts and myths surrounding HIV/AIDS. The RRCs also promote voluntary blood donation among youth.

Objectives of RRCs:

  • To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on Sex, Sexuality, and HIV / AIDS.
  • To induce among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PLHAs.
  • To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skills on leadership, negotiation, and team building.
  • To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.
  • Vibrancy of Youth: Tap the vibrancy of Youth and channelizing the energy of the youth in a positive direction.
  • Sex & Sexuality, HIV/AIDS & STI: Provide access to correct information on sexuality, HIV/AIDS, STI and other youth related issues in an enabling environment to promote healthy life styles.
  • Peer Education: Develop a cadre of Peer Educators among youth.
  • Voluntary Blood Donation: Promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation.