India will offer vocational training to almost half a million survivors of human trafficking under a program launched this week by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The three-month course will evaluate the educational levels of those rescued from slavery, and build their confidence, according to Justice and Care, the Indian anti-trafficking charity that will run the program.

Participants will be linked up with the ambitious Skill India program, which was launched in 2015 to train over 400 million people by 2022, Justice and Care said in a statement.

“Human trafficking is not only a social evil, it is a crime against humanity,” Kovind said in a speech on Thursday to launch the new course.

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