RED RIBBON CLUB

'Red like Love, as a symbol of passion and tolerance for those affected'

Red like blood, representing the pain caused by many people who have died of AIDS. Red like the anger about the helplessness about which we are facing for a disease for which there is still no cure. Red as a sign of warning not to carelessly ignore one of the biggest problems of our time.

Introduction
A. Background : Red Ribbon Club (RRC) 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.

B. The Need and Context :
* Worldwide, 38.6 million people live with HIV
* More than four million new infection added each year
* Half of all new infection are among the age group of 15-24 years
* Need for primary prevention intervention through mainstreaming.

C. Rationale behind focusing Youth :
Unaddressed growing up concerns * Beliefs and values surrounding body, sex and sexuality Existing curriculum do not address psycho-social needsInadequate information about HIV/AIDS/RTI/STIs and drugs Less access to healthcare Vulnerable age group to indulge in unsafe practices. Young minds are impressionable, reaching to them at the earliest can effect behavior change

D. Role of the Red Ribbon Club :
* Educate youth with correct, concise and adequate information

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

* Sensitize the youth regarding care and support needs of PLHIV

* Increase access to health care services

* Create linkages between youth and GOs, NGOs and CBOs

* Organize and facilitate VBD camps and mobilize the youth for VBD.

* Create among the youth a cadre of peer educators

Sl.No. Name of COllege/Instituition District
1.

Govt. Johnson College

Aizawl

2.

Govt. T. Romana College

Aizawl

3.

College of Teachers Education

Aizawl

4.

Govt. Aizawl West College

Aizawl

5.

Govt. J. Thankima College

Aizawl

6.

Mizoram Law College

Aizawl

7.

Govt. Aizawl College

Aizawl

8.

Pachhunga University College

Aizawl

9.

Govt. Zirtiri Residential College

Aizawl

10.

Women Polytechnic College

Aizawl

11.

Govt. Aizawl North College

Aizawl

12.

Govt. Hrangbana College

Aizawl

13.

Govt. J. Buana College

Lunglei

14.

Lunglei Govt. College

Lunglei

15.

Govt. Kamalanagar College

Lawngtlai

16.

Govt. Lawngtlai College

Lawngtlai

17.

Govt. Saiha College

Saiha

18.

Govt. Hnahthial College

Lunglei

19.

Govt. Serchhip College

Serchhip

20.

Govt. Champhai College

Champhai

21.

Govt. Khawzawl College

Champhai

22.

Govt. Saitual College

Aizawl

23.

Govt. Zawlnuam College

Mamit

24.

Govt. Mamit College

Mamit

25.

Govt. Kolasib College

Kolasib

26.

RIPANS

Aizawl

27.

Presbyterian Nursing School, Durtlang

Aizawl

28.

Mizoram College of Nursing

Aizawl

29.

Health Worker Training Institute

Aizawl

30.

Mizoram Hindi Training College

Aizawl

31.

NIELIT, Zuangtui

Aizawl

32.

ITI

Aizawl

33.

ICFAI, Durtlang North

Aizawl

34.

Apollo Nursing School

Aizawl

35.

Mizoram University

Aizawl

36.

Academy of Paremedical Technology

Aizawl

37.

HATIM

Lunglei

38.

Mizoram Polytechnic

Lunglei

39.

DIET

Aizawl

40.

Nursing School

Lunglei