Red Ribbon Clubs


Red Ribbon Club (RRC) Programme is a comprehensive promotional and preventive intervention to harness the potential of youth in educational institution, specifically to mainstream HIV & AIDS prevention, care & support and treatment and stigma reduction.

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, currently there are 108 existing Red Ribbon Clubs in various Colleges/Institutes throughout the state.

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

Role of RRC

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


  • 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

Protect themselves & others:

  • Choose abstinence or practice safe sex behavior. Remember, true love waits!
  • Get tested for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Strategies of RRC:

  • In one financial year, the Red Ribbon Club nodal officer is to consult the institute authority and conduct atleast one activities such as awareness campaigns, leadership training as peer educators, intra and inter college/university competitions, organizing various HIV related programmes, seminars and competitions. Some of the important events to Observe and RRC Members to participate are:
  •      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/Institute authority for membership. If it exists, the Nodal Officer for RRC will help you enroll.
  • If your College/Institute 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/institute
  • Keep a record of your activities (picture, write-ups)
  • Share what you have been doing. Email us at or


Sl No. District Name of the College/Instute
1 Dimapur J.N.Aier College
2 Dimapur Government Polytechnic, Seithekema C
3 Dimapur Pranabananda Women’s College
4 Dimapur St. John’s College
5 Dimapur S.D. Jain Girl’s College
6 Dimapur Public College of Commerce
7 Dimapur Bosco College of Teacher’s Education
8 Dimapur Yemhi Memorial College
9 Dimapur C-Edge College
10 Dimapur Trinity Theological College
11 Dimapur Tetso College
12 Dimapur Sakus Mission College
13 Dimapur Mount Mary College Chumukedima
14 Dimapur Unity College
15 Dimapur City College of Arts & Commerce
16 Dimapur Golden Crown theological College
17 Dimapur Dimapur Government College
18 Dimapur Salesian college of higher education
19 Dimapur Christian Higher Secondary School
20 Dimapur Patkai Christain College
21 Dimapur Eastern Christian
22 Dimapur Livinstone Foundation International College
23 Dimapur Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School
24 Dimapur City Law College
25 Dimapur St. Joseph University
26 Dimapur North East Institute of Social Science & Research
27 Dimapur Norman Putsure College
28 Dimapur Immanuel College
29 Dimapur MGM College
30 Dimapur Salt Christian College
31 Dimapur Oriental theological seminary
32 Dimapur St.Stephen Hr.Sec.School
33 Dimapur Cornerstone Higher Secondary School
34 Dimapur Cornerstone college
35 Dimapur Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Researches
36 Kohima Sazolie College
37 Kohima Modern Institute of Teacher Education
38 Kohima Oriental College
39 Kohima State College of Teacher’s Education
40 Kohima Kros College
41 Kohima Mount Olive College
42 Kohima Kohima Law College
43 Kohima Model Christian College
44 Kohima Japfü Christian College
45 Kohima Modern College
46 Kohima Kohima College
47 Kohima Baptist College
48 Kohima Kohima Science College
49 Kohima Alder College Kohima
50 Kohima Capital College of Higher Education
51 Kohima Government Polytechnic
52 Kohima St. Joseph’s College
53 Kohima Sazolie College of Teacher Education
54 Kohima College of Arts and Technology
55 Kohima Don Bosco College
56 Kohima Northfield Hr.sec
57 Kohima Kohima Bible College
58 Kohima Mount Hermon Hr.Sec.School
59 Kohima Don Bosco Higher Secondary School
60 Kohima Mezhur Higher Secondary School
61 Kohima Nagaland University, Kohima Campus
62 Mokokchung Tuli College
63 Mokokchung People’s College
64 Mokokchung Fazl Ali College
65 Mokokchung Clark Theological College
66 Mokokchung Jubilee Memorial College
67 Mokokchung Institute of Communication & Information Technology
68 Mokokchung Mokokchung College of Teacher Education
69 Tuensang Imlong Theological College
70 Tuensang Oriental Theological College
71 Tuensang Sao Chang Govt. College
72 Tuensang Loyem Memorial College
73 Tuensang Government Polytechnic, sedem, Tuensang
74 Tuensang Government Higher Secondary School, Shamator
75 Tuensang Shamator College
76 Tuensang Baptist Thangyen Hr. Sec. School
77 Noklak Government Higher Secondary School, Noklak
78 Noklak St.Paul School
79 Noklak Holy Angel School
80 Noklak Christian High School
81 Noklak Government High School, Noklak Village
82 Wokha Bailey Baptist College
83 Wokha Witter Theological College
84 Wokha Government Polytechnic, Doyang
85 Wokha Mount Tiyi College
86 Longleng Yingli College
87 Longleng Bautung Government Higher Secondary School
88 Peren St. Xavier’s college
89 Peren Peren Government College
90 Peren College of veterinaryScience & A.H.
91 Phek Pfutsero Govt; College
92 Phek Baptist Theological College
93 Phek Phek Government college
94 Phek Government Polytechnic Tsunazho, Chetheba
95 Phek Nagaland Theological Seminary, Chozuba
96 Zunheboto Zunheboto Govt College
97 Zunheboto Nito Theological College
98 Zunheboto Anderson Theological College
99 Zunheboto Kelhoshe Polytechnic, Atoizu
100 Kiphire Zisaji Presidency College
101 Kiphire Loyola Hr. Sec. School
102 Kiphire Government Higher Secondary School
103 Mon Wangkao Govt. College
104 Mon Mon Vale College
105 Mon Government Higher Secondary School, Tizit
106 Tseminyu Govt. Higher secondary School, Tseminyu
107 Tseminyu Baptist Higher secondary School, Tseminyu
108 Tseminyu Mt. Terogvu Theological College