For The First Time – A Residential School For Transgender People In Kerala

The Logical Indian

December 5th, 2016

Source: deccanchronicle | Representational Image: indiahivaidsalliance

The transgender community faces a lot of biases, prejudices, and problems in the society. They are fighting to be recognised and treated equally to everyone else.  Many people struggle to earn their livelihood as they either cannot get access to school or are denied proper education. But, one man has brought a reason to cheer with a plan to build a residential school for the transgender people in Kochi.

A transgender rights activist, Vijayaraja Mallika, has proposed building a residential school in Kochi. There are many other organisations who are actively trying to help find jobs for transgender people, but the lack of education has always been a significant obstacle.

First of its kind in India, the school will prepare the students for an education equivalent to Class X. It will also educate the drop-outs so they can learn IT skills and other development programs for a better future. A total of 15 students will be admitted for the initial phase.

The revised budget for 2016 has allocated Rs 10 crore for the welfare and betterment of transgender people, and along with Vijayaraja Mallika, there are 58 other NGOs who have submitted their proposals. Once the proposal is approved, it can contribute a lot to bringing the long-awaited change in the lives of transgender people.

We hope that the Government approves the best projects which aim for the betterment of the community.

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