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Red Ribbon Club

Red Ribbon Club

What is Red Ribbon?

1. A global symbol created in1991 in New York.

2. Solidarity with people living with HIV and AIDS & aimed at uniting the people in the common fight against the disease.

Role of the Red Ribbon Club

1. Educate youth with correct, concise and adequate information and heighten their level of awareness about HIV/AIDS/STI/sexuality and other related issues (thus eliminate myths and misconceptions).

2. Enable youth, especially the female students, to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse.

3. Sensitize the youth regarding care and support needs of PLWHA and instill in them the spirit of helping and supporting the people living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) and reduce the stigma and discrimination against them.

4. Increase youths’ access to health care services related to STI / HIV/AIDS/drug use.

5. Create linkages between youth and governmental, non - governmental agencies and CBOs to access safer and responsible healthy behavior.

6. Organize and facilitate voluntary blood donation camps and mobilize the youth for voluntary blood donation.

7. Create among the youth a cadre of peer educators for seeking and encouraging positive health behavior as well as ensuring sustainability of the club.

Role of members

1. Gain in-depth knowledge about HIV/AIDS, Voluntary Blood Donation and related issues.

2. Mobilizing resources for the Club’s activities.

3. Producing innovative BCC materials - slogans, jingles, posters, logos, handbill messages, songs and plays, etc.

4. Actively participating in competitions and community outreach programs inside and outside the campus.

5. Orienting the new comers about the objectives and activities of the Club and contribute to the sustainability of the Club.

6. With developed life skills and leadership qualities, performing the role of peer educators to heighten the HIV/AIDS risk perception and instill negotiation skills among the youth Promoting VBD among the students and participate actively in blood donations.