Role of the RRC

The RRC in the educational institutions/non academic institutions to target the youth in the age group of 15-29 years, will seek to initiate efforts to

  • Educate youth with correct, concise and adequate information about HIV/AIDS and heighten their level of awareness about HIV/AIDS/ STI/ sexuality and other related issues (thus eliminate myths and misconceptions).
  • Enable youth, especially the females, to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse and how to deal with the situation.
  • Sensitize the youth regarding care and support needs of the people living with HIV & AIDS (PLHIVs) and instill insight in them for helping and supporting PLHIVs and reduce the stigma and discrimination against them.
  • Increase awareness about available health care services related to STI / HIV/ AIDS/ drug abuse.
  • Create linkages between youth and governmental, non-governmental agencies and community based organizations to access safer and responsible healthy behaviour.
  • Facilitate voluntary blood donation camps with the help of District Blood Bank and mobilize the youth for voluntary blood donation.
  • Create a cadre of peer educators among the youth for seeking and encouraging positive health behavior as well as ensuring sustainability of the club.