The red ribbon is a symbol for drunk driving prevention, drug prevention, and for the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are examples of organizations that utilize the red ribbon symbol. MADD is an organization founded in 1980 whose mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Red Ribbon International is an organization founded in 1993 whose main purpose is the education about prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex, ARC and AIDS.
The Red Ribbon portal should be the first port of call for anyone seeking further information on HIV and AIDS. A Metropolitan Foundation project, it offers one of the most comprehensive information resources available on HIV disease. The information is practical and easy to understand and covers everything from how to protect yourself from getting HIV to how to live positively if you have already contracted the disease and where to get legal advice or counselling support.
The Red Ribbon Club, functioning in our college, is a voluntary on-campus intervention programme for students. It is initiated and supported by the State AIDS Control Society and implemented through multi-sectoral collaboration, particularly, using the services of cadre officers of the State's National Service Scheme (NSS).
The programme will address the knowledge, attitude and behavior of the youths in the interrelated areas of Voluntary Blood Donation, HIV & AIDS prevention, as demanded by their age, environment, and life style. The Red Ribbon Club will serve as a complementary and comprehensive prevention intervention to support and reinforce similar youth led initiatives. It will also prepare and promote youth peer educators within and outside the campuses.