Center for the Empowerment of underprivileged transgender persons

Sahodari Foundation mentored me in education and gave me the strength to live with dignitiy.
Sowndharya Gopi
My life changed after attending the Sahodari Transgender Youth Mentorship program. I found my path and purpose.
Sarah DSilva
IT professional
Kalki Subramaniam is my role model in transforming my life for shame to pride.
Selvi Santhosham

Sahodari Foundation welcomes students from all over the world for Internships. We have opened our Summer Internships 2024. Both online and on site internships are available for students.

While you are with us, you have the opportunity to learn activism, social work, art and multidisciplinary work for community development. Students from any field of education can apply for the internship. 

There is no fee for online internships. For onsite internship, a nominal fee is required for the stay at our premises. We are starting the internship in April and May 2024 and the time frame is flexible. For more information, write to us: reachsahodari@gmail.com

Summer Interships 2024 from Sahodari Foundation
Transgender persons making art through Sahodari Foundation workshop
About Sahodari Foundation

Voice of Transgender and Gender non-binary community of India

Sahodari Foundation is a pioneering organization in India which has been working for the underprivileged transgender and thirunangai persons for their better lives and wellness. Sahodari  was founded and established in 2008 by transgender rights activist, artist, writer and entrepreneur Kalki Subramaniam (www.kalkisubramaniam.com). The organization holds 80G and 12A certificates and is a registered organization with the government of India.  

" It doesn’t matter if your son is a daughter or your daughter is a son. What matters is how good you are to them as a father or a mother. "

Kalki Subramaniam

Thoorikai Project

The project aims to use the full creative potential of the transgender community.

Trans Education Project

Sahodari Foundation facilitates young transgender persons to pursue education for their betterment in the society.

Wall of Kindness

Walls of Kindness is a visionary project from Sahodari Foundation.

Red Wall Project

Encourages transgender people to speak about their lives.

Trans Entrepreneur Project

We encourage transgender persons to practice entrepreneurship and create a self sustainable livelihood that gives them a dignified life.

Youth Mentorship Program

We have held many workshops in the past and do these workshops yearly.


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The Founder
Kalki Subramaniam
Is the founder and director of Sahodari Foundation. She is a well-known activist for the transgender community in India. The multi talented Kalki is an award winning activist, an artist, writer, a famous inspirational speaker and a transgender woman herself.
Under Kalki’s leadership, hundreds of transgender women have found their inspiration and guidance to live a respectable live. She speaks at Universities and Corporates to bring inclusivity, respect and change. Contact Kalki to invite her to seminars, workshops, speaking engagements and corporate sessions including D & I training on gender diversity, equality and inclusion. Visit this page for more details.
Office: +917639741916
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