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Red Ribbon Club of DBCMaram Takes on Peer Group


By Sr. Arpita Thomas SMMI
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Dimapur, Feb. 27. DBCMaram 26 Feb 2011 ( www.dbcmaram.org ): The Red Ribbon Club (RRC) of Don Bosco College undertook an outreach programme in the neighbourhood school namely Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Science, Maram on 26 February 2011. The short programme envisaged to make the students of the school aware of the evils of HIV/AIDS through skit, talk and music. The members of RRC along with Sr. Arpita Thomas SMMI, the coordinator of RRC in the college, conducted the programme in the school for the classes IX, X and XI.
Fr Lazrus SDB, the Vice Principal of the School welcomed the team of RRC members. He acknowledged their availability and willingness to share their talents with other students. The purpose of the RRC members interacting with the students of Science and Higher School was to harness the potentiality of educated youth in spreading the harms  and ills of drug use, HIV/AIDS, the need for responsible moral behavior and the necessity to understand and to grow up in a responsible way in today's society. The RRC members through their self composed music instilled in the audience messages of values needed for responsible life style in society which is easily susceptible to western life style. It was indeed an exciting experience for all the participants as well as for the organizers. The message was brought home through posters, discussion and musical numbers.
Red Ribbon Club (RRC) is a comprehensive promotional and preventive intervention to enhance voluntary blood donation, STI as well as mainstreaming HIV & AIDS prevention, care and support and treatment impact, mitigation, stigma reduction among the youth in educational institutions. It will also seek to prepare and promote youth peer educators within and outside the campuses.
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