Kerala extends education scholarship, wedding grant for transgenders

Announcing the initiatives on Tuesday, Minister for Social Justice K K Shylaja said the Social Justice Department has sanctioned Rs six lakh for the scholarship of the marginalised group students in the current financial year.

The scholarship scheme is targeted at the trans students, studying from seventh standard to colleges in the government, aided and self-financing educational institutions.

“It is part of the drive to bring the marginalised and generally isolated transgender community into the mainstream of society,” the minister said in a statement.

Under the scheme, Rs 1000 per month would be given to each third gender student studying in Class 7 to Class 10 for a period of 10 months.

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