Madras Christian College plans to help school dropouts and destitute

Madras Christian College plans to help school dropouts and destituteThe Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai is planning to start a Community College at West Tambaram near MCC Oxfam School to help school dropouts and women in the locality gain employment skills. The community college is part of MCC's initiatives to mark the 175th year of its commemoration. Miriam Samuel, Head of the Social Work Department and Project Coordinator said, "Many families are daily wage workers and vendors struggle to make ends meet. There are many school dropouts in the area. These youths need to be engaged in a productive way".

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The effort is being made to help school dropouts, destitute women and those with disabilities get jobs and improve their quality of life. The community college will offer a nursing assistant course and hardware training for 30 students- with 15 students in each course. It would be affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai. It has also taken up the project of enriching greenery on campus by planting exotic species of plants supported by the same type of soil. D Narasimhan of Botany Department said that at least 175 plant species will be planted on campus as part of the project. The college on Saturday concluded the events to mark its 175th celebrations this year.

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