The 11-year-old Montfort Social Institute has been actively working among the transgender community for the past year. Its parent project Montfort Rainbows was launched in October 2019.
“Montfort Social Institute is one of the very first organizations from the Catholic Church to come forward to extend support to the transgender community to lift them from poverty. The World Council of Churches have long been working with them,” Brother Theckanath added.
“There are a total of about 3,000 transgender population living in the Hyderabad city limits and we hope to create a network of them and help them protect from the dangers associated with their health and mental wellness from their routine jobs and help them establish sustainable businesses,” he said.