The inauguration of Pakistan’s first transgender school in Lahore will take place this coming Sunday following an opening ceremony at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The school has been named, ‘The Gender Guardian’. The enrollment will start on 15th April.
The school’s founder, Asif Shahzad, told the media that the school has been built with the help of an NGO named ‘Exploring Future Foundation(EFF)’. The school will offer full 12 years of education from the primary level to intermediate level. The management said that 40 students have already taken up the registration rules and has taken admission in the school. Moreover, school management has recruited 15 teachers, from which, three are from the transgender community. Previously, Allama Iqbal open university also launched a free program for transgender students.
Besides educational training, school will also offer vocational and technical training like Graphic designing, beautician, computer and mobile repairing, hair styling and fashion courses. The formal opening ceremony of Transgender School in Lahore will take place at Al Hamrah Hall at Gadaffi stadium Lahore, where several celebrities from films and TV are expected to show up. Opening ceremony will also include a live performance by Falak Shabbir and mahia girl, Annie Khalid!
After the opening of the Transgender School in Lahore, they are planning to open two such schools in Karachi and Islamabad. Do you think that transgender community should have separate schools and institutions?