Kolkata’s St Xavier’s College to teach trafficking survivors

Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) 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.

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