Kolkata's St Xavier's College to teach trafficking survivors
In a bid to make education inclusive, the St Xavier`s College here will set aside seats for survivors of trafficking from the 2016 academic session.
Kolkata: In a bid to make education inclusive, the St Xavier`s College here will set aside seats for survivors of trafficking from the 2016 academic session.
Plans are on to enroll around a hundred such survivors as students after careful verification and tie-up with NGOs, said Firdausul Hasan, the honorary secretary of the St Xavier`s College Calcutta Alumni Association.
"A committee will be set up which will look into tie-ups with NGOs and determine deserving candidates," Hasan told IANS on Monday.
The newly established St Xavier`s College Calcutta Foundation will take up this idea as one of its causes at its fund-raisers in San Francisco and Los Angeles on October 8 and October 10.
A Christian minority higher educational institution, St. Xavier`s was founded in 1860 by a Catholic minority religious body, the Society of Jesus, and was affiliated to Calcutta University in 1862.