Red Ribbon Club

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 also prepares and promotes youth peer educators within the campus.

The Red Ribbon Club of Pachhunga University College has rigorously aimed at achieving the Club’s objectives during the Academic session of 2011-12, which are:

  1. To instil life skills into youths to live better and healthier life.
  2. To promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among youth.
  3. Promote regular voluntary blood donation by young people and increase access to safe and adequate quantities of blood.
  4. Organize and facilitate voluntary blood donation camps and mobilize the youth for voluntary blood donation.
  5. Create among the youth a cadre of peer educators for seeking and encouraging positive health behaviour as well as ensuring sustainability of the club
  6. 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
  7. misconceptions).
  8. Enable youth, especially the female students, to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse.
  9. Sensitize the youth regarding care and support needs of PLWHA and instil in them the spirit of helping and supporting the people living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) and reduce the stigma and
  10. discrimination against them.
  11. Increase youths’ access to health care services related to STI / HIV/AIDS/drug use.
  12. Create linkages between youth and governmental, non - governmental agencies and CBOs to access safer and responsible healthy behaviour.

Details of Nodal Officers (Nodal Teachers):

  • Lalsangkimi Sailo 9436198741 skimisailo@gmail.com
  • Dr. Lalthakima 9862923351 kimatla@ymail.com
  • Lalhunthara 8014161728 lhthara@yahoo.com
  • Lalrinthara Pachuau 9862358768 rinapachuau@yahoo.com
  • Vanlalthlana 9436365274 mathlana9@gmail.com
  • Emily F. Lalnunpuii 9862038651 emilyfanai@gmail.com
  • Lalthanzuali Hauhnar 8794742791 zualihauhnar@gmail.com
  • Jamie Zodinsangi Hrahsel 9862841937 j_hrahsel@yahoo.co.in

DETAILS OF PEER EDUCATORS:

  • Number of Peer Educators - 39
  • Number of Peer Educators Trained - 39
  • Number of Peer Educators Un-trained - 0

SEMINAR/DEPARTMENTAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON HIV/AIDS AND BLOOD DONATION:

The Red Ribbon Club of PUC, on the 28th of September, 2011, conducted a Seminar/Departmental Awareness Campaign on HIV/AIDS and Blood Donation. The Seminar was conducted by the Peer Educators of each department in all of the 19 departments. The Peer Educators had, on the 14th of September, 2011, undertaken training under MSACS. The topics discussed were:

  • Introduction to Red Ribbon Club
  • Basics of HIV/AIDS
  • Blood Safety
  • Condom Promotion
  • Youth and STI

After the presentation, the students gave their pledge to “join the fight against HIV/AIDS, to protect oneself from HIV/AIDS and to donate blood” by signing on the pledge posters.

POSTER CAMPAIGN:

The Red Ribbon Club of Pachhunga University College has been rigorously active during the academic session 2011-2012 in regards to Poster Campaign. Awareness Campaign posters have been displayed in all the prime locations of the college. Pledge posters were also put up where student members gave their pledge by signing on the poster.

DEBATE:

A debate competition was sponsored by the Red Ribbon Club of PUC on the 4th of August, 2011. The competition was held in both Mizo and English language.

The debate topic for Mizo language was “Condom hman sawi uar hian mipat hmeichhiatna a ti hluar”.

The debate topic for English language was “People living with HIV/AIDS are discriminated in Mizo society”.

The prize money for both the languages were:

1st prize - `500

2nd prize - `300

3rd prize - `200

QUIZ:

A quiz competition was sponsored by the Red Ribbon Club of PUC on the 5th of August, 2011.

The prize money for the competition was:

1st prize - `500

2nd prize - `300

3rd prize - `200

PAINTING:

A Painting competition was sponsored by the Red Ribbon Club of PUC on the 1st of August, 2011. The theme for the competition was “It’s my life; I’m in control”.

The prize money for the competition was:

1st prize - `500

2nd prize - `300

3rd prize - `200

PEER EDUCATOR’S TRAINING:

The Peer Educator’s of PUC attended training under MSACS at I&PR Auditorium on the 14th of September, 2011.

They were given training on the following topics:

  1. Red Ribbon Club
  2. Basics of HIV/AIDS
  3. Blood Safety
  4. Condom Promotion
  5. Youth and STI
  6. Positive Sharing
  7. Activity Plan with group work

VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION CAMP:

A voluntary Blood Donation Camp was held at Pachhunga University College to celebrate Teachers Day on the 5th of September, 2011. The Blood donation campaign was taken up by the Red Ribbon Club by putting up Awareness Posters in the college campus and by informing all the departments. An article was also published in the Students Union Bulletin to inform the students about the basics of blood donation and to encourage them to donate blood. The voluntary blood donation camp was held successfully and 425 students donated blood.

WORLD AIDS DAY:

The Nodal Officers and Peer Educators attended a function held by MSACS at Vanapa Hall on World AIDS Day on 1st December, 2011.

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