KOCHI: The ‘Naipunya’ Scheme launched by the district administration in association with Kudumbashree to improve specialised labour from among the transgender community was inaugurated by District Collector Muhammed Y Safirulla. The three-months-long course has 35 people enrolled for the first phase.
The Congregation of Mother of Carmel religious community and Rajagiri College are also part of the programme. The classes will take place at the Kalamassery campus of Rajagiri College. Those who complete the training successfully will be employed as such.
Front office-cum-receptionist, sales associate, security supervisor, housekeeper are the posts for which they are being trained for. Computer skills, communicative English and soft skills are also part of the syllabus. Those who finish studies will also have a certificate issued by the Central Government. Kudumbashree district mission coordinator T U Geevarghese chaired the function.
Assistant Collector Pranjal Patil, Kudumbasree assistant mission coordinators K Vijayam, T M Rajina, district programme manager Ajesh and the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Kaushalya Yojana district project head were present at the event.