As you are aware, across the country, trans persons are struggling to survive this pandemic. We are curating a list of fundraiser that are helping the vulnerable transgender community during this extremely critical time.
2. Link to Tweet Foundations Urgent Covid19 relief support for 1000 transgender persons in India
For Donors outside India click here – Milaap fundraiser
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Tweet Foundation – Mumbai (www.tweetindia.org)
30th March 2021 | Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Background – Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has allotted Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET) Foundation registered under Mumbai Charity Commissioner; project to implement ‘Garima Griha’ shelter home for the transgender men and women in Mumbai. The project will provide essential shelter home support, capacity building, mental & psychological support, employment, skill building and empowerment to the vulnerable transgender people between 18 – 60 years of age. The project will be implemented in collaboration with InHarmony, Anam Prem, Inner Wheel and State Welfare & Justice Department of Maharashtra. The project will be initiated from April 2021 onwards and following recruitments will be placed from 1st May 2021 onboard in Mumbai Suburban area. Following are the requirements for the positions to be recruited for Garima Griha
Please send your resume / bio-data with the designation mentioned on subject line e.g. ‘Application for <position> – Garima Griha TWEET Foundation’ to our email address – firstname.lastname@example.org for more information you can visit our website www.tweetindia.org . Last date of submission of resume 15th April 2021
TWEET Foundation Board
|Sr. No.||Position||No of position open||Qualification and requirements||Job description|
(Salary – 20,000)
|1||MA with social work, minimum 5 years of experience with community especially with trans community||Overall responsible for the functioning of Garima Griha, reporting, management. Coordination and advocacy|
(Salary – 15000)
|1||B. Com, 3 years of experience in maintenance of accounts||Overall responsible for the accounts and admin related work. Coordination support for the project coordinator, reporting and data management|
|3||Bridge Course Coordinator|
(Salary – 15000)
|1||B.A Social science, Minimum 2 years of experience in social sector especially with TG person||Coordination for the skill building course management, course development, coordination with CSRs, community coordination, capacity building|
|4||Counsellor (part time)|
|1||MA with social science, minimum 3 years of experience, minimum 1 year experience with transgender community||Providing mental health support, counselling, management of the support groups, coordination with other health care facilities|
|5||Doctor (part time)|
|1||MBBS, willing to visit 2 times to the centre for health support||Providing medical support, general health management of the shelter home staff and community entrants in the shelter home.|
|1||12th pass, Cooking experience for the big orders, management of the community kitchen is preferred.||In charge of the cooking, kitchen inventory and quality of food. Has good understanding on nutrition and health requirement of the transgender people.|
|1||BA pass, minimum one year experience of the office work||Office support staff, coordination, reporting, management support, office running experience|
|1||10th pass, 1 years of experience||Maintenance of the shelter home, cleaning, and hygiene maintenance|
|3||10th Pass, 1 years of experience||Overall responsible for safety and security of the shelter home|
Exact location in Mumbai yet to be finalised.
GoNews covered the news around trans education with TWEET Foundation yesterday. We sincerely thank all our trans family members who stood with us in this advocacy.
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Aarav Singh, 19, has been emotionally bruised by his first year in college. A transgender, he identifies himself as a male, but since his biological identity was female, all his records proclaim him to be Simran Kaur. So, after school, he had to join an all-girls college. The year that followed has left him scarred.
Other students poked fun at him for his masculine behaviour and dress preferences. Teachers too would ask him questions about his identity.
Such was his sense of isolation that Aarav opted out of college after first year and chose to work towards gender transition in the hope of embracing a male identity that was closer to his real self. The process is on and Aarav is now more than confident of where he stands in this gender tussle between male, female and other. Aarav says he is keen to return to his studies but a regular college is out of question as he fears the stares and questioning and lack of empathy.
He is now part of a group of young members of the transgender community who wish to get an education and a career. They have come together this admission season with the support of voluntary organisations Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET Foundation) and Humsafar Trust to chart a course. Their first stop will be IGNOU.
Rehana Yadav, 24, who is in her final year of graduation, is struggling to rid herself of her biological tag of male as reflected in her school documents. Her transition into the woman that she aspires to be is on but her past haunts her. When TOI met her, she had just returned from her examination centre. “Since I have been registered as a male in the records, based on my school documents – though I have documents like Voter’s ID and Aadhar that show me to be a transgender and my college form puts me in the “others” category – I was asked to provide a medical certificate to prove my transgender identity. Why should I need a certificate to establish myself as a transgender? When I am saying so and my basic documents mention it, why can’t colleges and universities accept this fact,” asks Rehana.