School for Transgenders in Kochi

Good news for the good season!

The first school for transgender drop outs is opening right here in Kochi, after months of delay. The school, Sahaj International school, is all set to be inaugurated on the 30th of this month.The school will initially accommodate 10 transgenders and will be led by six transgenders working with the TransIndia Foundation. The students include a disabled person and a migrant. The students have been selected in such a way that they represent different sections of the transgender community. The classes will be taken by teachers and volunteers. The school will offer education and examination equivalent to Class X and XII and will follow National Open School system. Various skill development programs will also be included in the curriculum.

The school will now work out of a house that has been provided by a Christian organization in Thrikkakara in the district.

The announcement was made at a press meet held in the district on Friday.

[Source:http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kochi-to-get-indias-first-transgender-school-4428804/]

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