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Red Ribbon Club

 

The Red Ribbon is internationally recognized as a symbol of the struggle agaist 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. It is being worn by increasing numbers of people around the world to demonstrate their care and concern about HIV and AIDS – for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died 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 living with the virus.
Support. The red ribbon offers symbolic support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education 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.

Activities of Red Ribbon Club at the College are:

  • One Day Sensitization Workshop and Orientation program for master trainers was conducted on 21st November 2013. District ADM&HO, Dr. K. Padmavathi was Chief Guest of the function.
  • RRC Master trainers Smt. K. Aruna and Kum. K. Sai Sudha conducted AIDS Awareness classes in five different degree colleges of Nellore district.
  • Smt. K. Dhanuja, Positive Speaker, Nellore Network of Positive People delivered speech on AIDS Awareness with live examples.
  • International Youth Week is celebrated every year from 12th to 18th august. Competitions like poster making, slogan competitions and pledge taking are conducted.
  • Blood donation awareness campaign was conducted on 17th august 2014.
  • Blood donation camp was organized with the cooperation of Red Cross Society, Nellore on 18th august 2014 and 8th December 2015.
  • On the occasion of World AIDS day, every year on 1st December AIDS Awareness rallies are  organized with the students and staff of the college.

Red Ribbon Committee comprises the following members

 

S.No

Name (Smt./Sri)

Designation

 

1.

K. Joji

Lecturer in Political Science

Convener

2.

K Sai Sudha

Lecturer in Biotechnology

Member

3.

K Lakshmi

Contract Faculty in Economics

Member

 

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