Kerala is known for making History. Apart from having highest literacy rate and the 1st state to accept and adopt the transgender policy, now it is all set to create history yet again by coming up with India’s first Transgender School. The aim of transgender school is to provide transgenders security, salvation and sustainability. Situated in n Kochi, Sahaj International School will be inaugurated on December 30 this year, by transgender rights activist and artist Kalki Subramaniam.
Initially, the school will accommodate 10 transgender students who will study under the National Open School system. The 10 students have been selected from different backgrounds within the transgender community. A group of teachers and social workers have come forward to be a part of the school.The school curriculum will include skill development programmes along with examinations equivalent to Classes 10 and 12.
The school will be led by six transgenders working with the TransIndia Foundation, Vijayaraja being one of them. She has a post-graduate degree in social work and is the driving force behind “Sanathana,” a project of TransIndia Foundation to ensure that transsexual school dropouts complete their education in a course equivalent to Class 10.
This is a major step towards accepting the transgender and LGBTQ community in India.