Red Ribbon Club (RRC) Programme is a voluntary on-campus intervention, aimed at heightening the risk perception and preventing HIV among youth. Red Ribbon Clubs have become a powerful medium to reach out to young people. Spearheaded by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TNSACS), this programme is supported by the Higher Education Department and demonstrating the importance of inter-sector collaboration to address the issue of HIV / AIDS. RRC empower students in the age group of 17-25, by giving them information and life-skills to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and changing the most active among them into peer educators.
To make HIV / AIDS free India by creating awareness about the spread and cause of HIV / AIDS among the student youth, non-student youth and public.
- To Induce Among Youth The Spirit To Help And Support People Living With HIV / AIDS (PLWHA) Thereby Reducing Stigma And Discrimination Against People Living With HIV / AIDS.
- To Promote Voluntary Non- Remunerated Blood Donation Among Youth.
- To Reduce New HIV Infection Among Youth By Raising Their Risk Perception Through Life Skill Education And Creating Awareness On Sex, Sexuality And HIV/AIDS.
- To reduce HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through behaviour change communication
- o induce among youth the spirit to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS thereby reduces stigma and discrimination against PLHIVs.
- 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 no remunerated voluntary blood donation among youth.