About Red Ribbon Club
Red Ribbon Club-ARIBAS is envisaged to instil among all the students in the educational institutions values of service, develop healthy life styles, and increase availability of safe and adequate quantities of blood to all the needy. we also aim at harnessing the potentional of the youth by equipping them with correct information on mental health, substance absue, nutrition and reproductive health: and building their capacities as peer educators in spreading message on positive health behaviour in an enabling environment.
It was established about four years ago (2009) in ARIBAS by the students under the guidance of teacher coordinators. The initiatives were guided upon by GSACS(Gujarat State AIDS Control Society) and NACO(National AIDS Control Organization). The club is run by student volunteers and aims to serve various purposes like awareness against drug abuse, substance abuse, anti-AIDS campaign, inspires blood donation etc. Another chief purpose is the empowerment and overall development of youth. ‘Getting to zero’, in terms of HIV prevalence is our ultimate goal.
RRC has more than 150 volunteers and the numbers are rising rapidly. All the volunteers are working for the noble cause of awareness among the rural and urban population about AIDS and other such disease that the society is facing, and promoting overall progressive health and wellness.
RRC has more than 150 volunteers and the numbers are rising rapidly. All the volunteers are working for the noble cause of awareness among the rural and urban population about AIDS and other such disease that the society is facing, and promoting overall progressive health and wellness.
Red Ribbon
The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. It stands for:
  • Care and Concern
  • It is being worn by increasing numbers of people around the world to demonstrate their care and concern about HIV and AIDS - for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died and for those who care for and support those directly affected.

  • Hope
  • The Red Ribbon is intended to be a symbol of hope - that the search for a vaccine and cure to halt the suffering is successful and the quality of life improves for those living with the virus.

  • Support
  • The Red Ribbon offers symbolic support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines, and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. But the Red Ribbons are not enough. The Red Ribbon is only a useful symbol in the long run when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference. If you are offered a Red Ribbon, you are asked to take it and wear it as a tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide. Anyone can wear a Red Ribbon to support the cause.