INAUGURATION OF RED RIBBON CLUB HELD AT HOLY TRINITY HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, BENAULIM

Panaji, December 12, 2012 ….. The Red Ribbon Club of Holy Trinity Higher Secondary School, Benaulim was inaugurated on December 7, 2012 by the advisory committee.  The program was started with a brief introduction by Teacher Hipssy Almeida.

Ms. Jennifer Fernandes, from Cansaulim Centre explained the meaning of Red Ribbon Symbol.  It is the Universal Symbol showing that you care.  She informed the students about the National Aids Control Organization in Goa and its funders and the various Aids Care and treatment centres in Goa.  She further told the students about the mission of Aids and explained the four aims are to Equip one self with correct information on HIV/AIDS, to encourage Peer Educators to spread awareness, to promote Voluntary blood donation, to help reduce stigma and discrimination of PLHIVs in the society.

Thereafter Mrs. Karishma Kerkar (Health Officer from Cansaulim centre) also spoke on HIV and AIDs.  A meaningful Power Point presentation of informative slides was shown to students.  The slides displayed the four known routes of HIV transmission, how to prevent Aids, signs and symptoms of Aids, Aids scenario in Goa, etc.

Ms. Jennifer Fernandes further speaking insist that it is the responsibility of the students to protect themselves from Aids and that Prevention is better than Cure, She advised the students to practice healthy behavior.

This was followed by Questionnaire session which cleared many doubts of the students.  Principal, Mrs. Isabel Juliana Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks.

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