10 May 2021 22:59 IST

LIBA awards certificates to 30 transgender students

The candidates were trained in basic computer skills for administration functions

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) awarded certificates to 30 transgender students for completing a skill course from the institution. The certificates were awarded to the candidates by Rev Fr Joe Arun, SJ, Director, LIBA. Prof CK Prahlad Centre for Emerging India at LIBA coordinated all the activities of scheduling and executing this program with the NGOs.

 

 

 

 

The candidates were enrolled for the skilling course through NGOs Sudar and Thozhi. The classes were conducted on weekends over a duration of three months. The candidates were first trained in basic computer skills and administration functions. Later they were introduced to accounting software such as Tally that would help them in accounts entry. These candidates then went on to give interviews and secure jobs with the Chennai Corporation and Chennai Metro Rail services.

Sharing his thoughts on the programme, Fr Joe Arun, SJ Director LIBA, said, The impact we make in the lives of people is more important than what our students learn and what we teach them. Transgenders who were trained by us had led before a very difficult life. But now they earn respect in society because they are empowered by the skills they learnt in LIBA. I am happy that CK Prahlad Centre for Emerging India at LIBA has made that difference.”