Red Ribbon Club is a voluntary on-campus intervention program for students in educational institutions.It is initiated and supported by the Tamilnadu State AIDS Control Society and implemented through multi-sectoral collaboration particularly, using the services of cadre officers of the State's National Service Scheme (NSS)
The Red Ribbon Club is functioning since 2005 to create and provide opportunity to the zeal of volunteerism among college students to contribute towards the control and prevention of HIV & AIDS. The programme will enrich the knowledge, attitude and behavior of the youths in the interrelated areas of Voluntary Blood Donation, HIV & AIDS and sexuality, as demanded by their age, environment, and life style. The, Red Ribbon Club will serve as a complementary and comprehensive prevention intervention to support and reinforce similar youth led initiatives.
Thus Red Ribbon Club Programme (RRCP) is a comprehensive promotional and preventive intervention to enhance voluntary blood donation as well as mainstream HIV & AIDS prevention, care & support and treatment impact, mitigation, stigma reduction, among the youth in educational institutions.
It will also prepare and promote youth peer educators within and outside the campuses..