Mangaluru, Mar 21 2017: It is reported that “School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, BSW Sahayog Forum and Parivarthan Charitable Trust are jointly organising ’Transgenders’ Day’ on March 22, 2017 at the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya in Mangaluru city,” said Founder and Life Trustee of Parivarthan Charitable Trust, Violet Pereira speaking in a press meet held at press club in the city on March 20, Monday.
Parivarthan Charitable Trust has been functioning in Mangaluru from 2016 to make a difference in the lives of transgenders. The trust is working relentlessly for the welfare of transgenders with a mission of bringing them to the mainstream of the society. The trust has also given medical assistance to transgenders. An Aadhar card registration camp was organised at the Parivarthan office for the transgenders. More than 40 transgenders applied for Aadhar cards during the camp. At present, 5 transgenders are undergoing skill development training at KPT and from April 1st, 7 transgenders will join the beautician course.
On March 17 and 18, 10 transgenders participated in a self-employment training at Bantwal. The vision of the trust is to empower every transgender and efforts are on to provide them with jobs so that they can lead a respectful life in the society. At present, the only source of income for transgenders is begging and sex work due to which they have been discriminated, assaulted and threatened sometimes by their own senior members when they do not receive their share.
To bring awareness to the students who are into social service, the Parivarthan Charitable Trust assists the BSW and MSW students to do projects on the life of transgenders which will help in bringing a change in the minds of the students as well as the society. Together with the students, we have decided to celebrate the Transgender’s day every year and recognise them for their achievements,” the organisers of the event said.
The purpose of the programme is to bring about an attitudinal change in the mindsets of social work students, government officials and the general public. It also aims for a meaningful interaction with the government officials to ensure a better understanding of their needs and to facilitate the welfare of transgenders.
Assistant Professor and HOD Fieldwork Practicals, Veena B K, Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator Sahayog Forum, Anusuya Shenoy, Treasurer Parivarthan Charitable Trust Srinidhi and others were present in the press meet held.