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Tiruvannamalai District Collector Helps Girl Rescued From Forced Labor Take Nursing Course | Chennai News

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TIRUVANAMALAI: Tiruvannamalai District Collector KS Kandasamy helped 18-year-old Irula girl, Suganya, who was rescued from forced labor with her family members six years ago, to join a nursing school after passing the class XII exam this year.
Suganya, her father Sadaiyan, 50, her mother Vasanthi and her three siblings were subjected to forced labor in a brickyard for several years until they were rescued by the tax authorities in 2013. They were from the Kavaniyathur village in Vandavasi taluk.
Over 20 years ago Sadaiyan, a lumberjack, fell ill. His wife borrowed 5,000 rupees from an intermediary to cover medical costs. When they had difficulty repaying the money, the intermediary forced them to work in a brickyard in Puchi Athipattu in Tiruvallur district.
While working in the brickyard unit, Suganya studied up to class VI.
After the family was released in 2013, the International Justice Mission (IJM) monitored them and supported Suganya’s education.
“From my childhood, I was very passionate about the medical field. When I expressed my wish to become a nurse, Tiruvannamalai district collector KS Kandasamy and local NGOs helped me to take a nursing course at a private college in Vandavasi. They will sponsor all of my expenses until I complete my nursing course, ”she said.
The collector visited him on Monday and wished him all the best.