Red Ribbon Club -RRC
Red Ribbon Club (RRC) is a voluntary on-campus intervention implemented in MSSW aimed at creating awareness about thehigh risk perception and preventing HIV as well as promoting voluntary blood donation among the students. The RRC conducts these activities with the support of the TN State Department of Higher Education and TANSACS.
- To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness of Sex, Sexuality and HIV & AIDS
- To induce among youth the spirit to help and support People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against them.
- To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skills of leadership, negotiation, and team building
- To promote Voluntary non-remunerated Blood Donation among youth
The RRC unit of Madras School of Social Work consists of 100 volunteers. Our volunteers are provided with Training of Trainers(TOT) programme on HIV/AIDS. Students are sensitized on the issues of people living with HIV (PLHIVs) thereby reducing the stigma and discrimination against them. Programmes on personality development, leadership qualities and team building are organised periodically for the students to develop their potentials. Blood donation camps are organised and volunteers are encouraged to donate blood.