Announcing India’s first RYLA (Rotary Youth leadership Awards) for TransYouth

Rotary Club of Coimbatore Texcity joins hands with Sahodari Foundation in bringing RYLA for Transgender Youth. It is the first of its kind program from a Rotary Club in India.

RYLA for TransYouth will be a two days training program for young people below 30 years in the following:

  • Building communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your community
  • Learn and be inspired to do good work from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

(Skills as mentioned in the Rotary International website. )If you are transgender, non binary and intersexperson below 30 years old and have a passion to be a leader and be a change maker, then this training program is for you. Write to to apply with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Age and date of Birth
  • Address
  • Languages known to speak and write
  • Representing organisation (if any).

There will be a selection process and based on the final selections, nomination you will be inducted into the program. There will be a total of 25 participants for the program.

Date: April 25th and 26th 2019

Venue: Texcity Hall, Sungam bypass road, Coimbatore.

NOTE: All costs included travel, stay and food during the two days training program will be taken care and arranged by Sahodari Foundation. You will be able to reimburse your ticket costs. No other additional financial support will be given. If you are interested write to . Last date for applying is 17/04/2019.


Kalki Subramaniam

Kalki Subramaniam is an activist, artist, author, actor and an inspirational speaker She is the founder of Sahodari Foundation which works for the social, economic and political empowerment of transgender persons in India. Kalki holds two Master’s degrees - Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and Masters in International Relations. Being a transgender person, she grew up with stigma and insult when she pursued her studies, yet that had only made her a strong person and shaped her destiny. She fiercely campaigns for social, political, and economic equity and rights of transgender and intersex people. Kalki advocates nationally against discrimination and hatred against transgender and intersex people and voices for their inclusion at all levels. She has lectured in numerous prestigious institutions like IIT Madras, Jindal Global Law School, National Judicial Academy, Gauhati University, CET Trivandrum, SriRam college New Delhi and many more institutions across India. She has also represented India in seminars internationally. Her collection of poetry in Tamil titled 'Kuri Aruthean' was published by reputed publishing house Vikatan publishers. It has been hailed as an outstanding work of poetry. She is currently working two of her books, her first English book and her second Tamil book. She has received several awards for her contribution towards transgender rights, literature and art. Kalki was one of the major campaigners behind the Indian Supreme Court's verdict legalizing transgender identity in India. Know more visit

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