Education status for transgender

NO! Education because you are different. what?

No formal education for transgender is popular in Indian context. They are deprived from family and school environment, transgender discontinue their education and risk their future career opportunities. A close analysis of various reports and discussion with community and stakeholders suggest that transgender are most uneducated or under educated, become reluctant to continue schooling. The average qualification is secondary (Matric) or senior secondary level. The enrollment is significantly low and dropout rate at the primary and secondary level is still very high. They are hardly educated as they are nor accepted by the society and therefore do not receive proper schooling. Even if they are enrolled in an educational institute, they face harassment and are bullied every day and are asked to leave the school or they drop out on their own. It is because of this that they take up begging and sex work. it mandatory for the Government to provide inclusive education for transgender students and provide adult education to them. Beside these some transgender on working reputed place, Manabi Bandyopadhyay working as a principal to a government college in West Bengal and Amruta AlpeshSoni as the advocacy officer for the states of Punjab, Haryana and Chhattisgarh for the National AIDS Control Project.

 In India, some states work for the betterment of transgender. Tamil Nadu has been the only state which has successfully pioneered transgender inclusion by introducing the transgender (aravani, as they are locally called) welfare policy. According to the policy, transgenders can access free Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in the Government Hospital, a free housing program, various citizenship documents, admission in government colleges with full scholarship for higher studies, and alternative sources of livelihood through formation of self-help groups and initiating income generation programmes (IGP). It was also the first state to form a Transgender Welfare Board in 2008 with representatives from the transgender community. In March 2009, Tamil Nadu government set up a telephone helpline called “Manasu” for transgenders, an initiative which was responsible for the formation of India’s first helpline for the LGBTQIA community in 2011 at Madurai. The Chhattisgarh government is also making efforts to empower the transgender community by drafting an action plan for the welfare of around 3000 eunuchs in the state. Tripura government which announced in July an allowance of Rupees 500 per month to the transgender people in the state to ensure their financial independence.The West Bengal government is not far behind. On October 1st, 2015 the government has requested the Kolkata Police to recruit transgenders in the Civic Police Volunteer Force (CPVF) to end the stigma and discrimination against the community