Red Ribbon Clubs



Red Ribbon Clubs (RRC)
The purpose of Red Ribbon Club formation in colleges is to encourage peer-to-peer messaging on HIV prevention and to provide a safe space for young people to seek clarifications of their doubts and on myths surrounding HIV/AIDS. The RRCs also promote voluntary blood donation among youth. About 14,000 clubs are functional in India and are being supported for these activities.

The targeted Youth population (15-29 years) is amongst the most vulnerable population who may be exposed to HIV infection, and as a result they may, account for a large portion of the infected persons.

Through Red Ribbon Clubs, the targeted Youth are encouraged to learn about safe and healthy lifestyle. The RRCs promote and channelize, access to information on HIV/AIDS, further educating them about Voluntary Blood Donation and safe sexual behaviours. Red Ribbon Clubs also aim to enable the targeted Youth to become more conscious about HIV/AIDS and related issues to further act as change agents in the HIV/AIDS programme.

Aims and objectives of RRC

  • To harness the potential of the youth by equipping them with correct information on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support and Treatment
  • To build their capacities as peer educators in spreading messages on positive health behavior in an enabling environment
  • To reduce new HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on HIV/AIDS
  • To induce among youth, the spirit to help and support PLHIV, thereby reducing stigma and discrimination
  • To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and be the agents of change by developing their skills on leadership, negotiation and team building.

Strategies of RRC

  • Awareness campaigns
  • Leadership training as peer educators
  • Intra and inter college/university competitions
  • Organizing various HIV related programmes, seminars and competitions
  • Planning and implementing outreach activities for HIV awareness etc.


RRC in Nagaland

On the 3rd of August, 2006, under the initiative of the former Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland, Shri Shyamal Dutta, the Red Ribbon Club programme was launched in the state. This day marked a milestone in the continuing fight for HIV and AIDS. Currently, there are 77 existing Red Ribbon Clubs in various Colleges/Institutes throughout the state.

Role of RRC

Red Ribbon Clubs are not bound to perform a set of duties or functions. However, some roles expected of them are:

  • LEARN:
  • The facts of HIV and AIDS
  • About self responsible behaviour
  • About services available (from testing to treatment)
  • Life skill development

  • The truth about HIV and AIDS with their peers
  • Encourage those involved in risky practices to avail services(eg. Refer a friend who uses drugs to one of our Drop-in-Centres for Drug Users)
  • Carry out educational campaigns related to HIV and AIDS.
  • Encourage others to attend lifeskill development programmes
  • Choose abstinence or practice safe sex behavior. Remember, true love waits!
  • Get tested for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

  • ACT:
  • Coordinate with college authority, for health awareness generation.
  • Volunteer during Health camps or campaigns.
  • Observe and participate in events such as:
  •        National Youth day – 12th January
  •        International Youth Day – 12th August
  •        National Voluntary Blood Donation Day – 1st October
  •         World AIDS Day – 1st December

Wanna Join?

If you want to be a member of the Red Ribbon Club, you can:

  • Check with your College authority for membership. If it exists, the Nodal Officer for RRC will help you enroll.
  • If your College has not formed one yet, request them to initiate one. (Contact the Nagaland State AIDS Control Society, for details)

What Next?

Red Ribbon Club (RRCs) can:

  • Collect free IEC materials on HIV and AIDS messages related to youth and blood donation from service centres under NSACS
  • Read up on the facts and myths of HIV, HIV testing etc;
  • Hold RRC group discussions on HIV and AIDS, Stigma, Importance of HIV testing etc (make sure you don’t do it during class hours!)
  • Conduct HIV awareness sessions in your College
  • Keep a record of your activities (picture, write-ups)
  • Share what you have been doing. Email us at or

Be an agent of change……

Join the Red Ribbon Club in your College!

Learn about Youth & HIV.

Share what you learn…..

Stay safe!


1 Nagaland Dimapur Tetso college
2 Pranabananda women’s college Dimapur
3 Immanuel College
4 SD Jain College
5 C-Edge College
6 St. John College
7 Unity college
8 Salessian College of Higher Education
9 Bosco college of Teachers
10 Trinity Theologogical college
11 Salt Christian college
12 Mount Mary college
13 Public college of commerce
14 Sakus Mission College
15 Dimapur Govt. College
16 Golden Crown College
17 Oriental theological seminary
18 Corner stone college
19 City Law College
20 City college of ARTS and Commerce
21 Yehmi Memorial College
22 Government Polytechnic Seithekema C
23 M.G.M. College, Midland
24 J.N. Aier College
25 Christian Higher Secondary School
26 Nagaland Kohima Kohima Science College,
27 Kohima College
28 St. Joseph College, Jakhama
29 Baptist College
30 Sazolie College /
31 Oriental College
32 Govt. Polytechnic College
33 State College of Teacher’s Education
34 Modern college
35 Alder College
36 Japfü Christian College
37 Kohima Law College
38 Mt. Olive College
39 Capital College of Hr. education
40 Kohima Bible College
41 Model Christian College
42 Kros College  /
43 Modern Institute of Teacher Education
44 Sazolie College of Teacher Education, Jotsoma
45 Nagaland Mkg People’s College Mokokchung
46 Fazl Ali college, Mkg
47 Tuli college, Tuli
48 Clark Theological college, Mokokchung /
49 Jubillee Memorial College
50 Information & Communication Technology
51 Mokokchung College of Teachers Education
52 Nagaland Phek Phek Government College /
53 Pfütsero Government College, Pfütsero
54 Baptist Theological College, Pfutsero
55 Nagaland Theological Seminary, Chozuba
56 Government Polytechnic Tsunazho, Chetheba
57 Nagaland Zunheboto Zunheboto Government College
58 Kheloshe Government College
59 Anderson Theological College
60 Nito Theological College
61 Nagaland Tuensang Sao Chang College
62 Loyem Memorial College
63 Imlong Theological College
64 Oriental Theological College
65 Shamator College
66 Govt; Polytechnic Sedem
67 Govt;  Hgr. Secondary School, Noklak
68 Govt;Hgr. Secondary School, Shamator
69 Nagaland Peren Peren Government College
70 St. Xavier College /
71 College of Veterinary Science & A.H
72 Nagaland Wokha Bailey Baptist College
73 Mt. Tiyi College
74 Witter Bible College
75 Nagaland Longleng Yingli College
76 Nagaland Kiphire Zisaji  Presidency College
77 Nagaland Mon Wankhao College