One of the previous programs at TCT supported local schools through a number of interventions like providing school kitchens, school furniture, or local study centers. TCT continued these programs until 2005 when other local organizations stepped in to lead them.

School Kitchen

In Government schools children were given midday meals. In many schools, there was no kitchen. Food that was cooked in the open was not hygienic. Based on requests received from schools and after assessing the willingness of the local Parent-Teacher community to get involved in the project, TCT supported local initiatives to construct a school kitchen. The local community contributed land, labor and time for supervision. TCT provided materials for construction. The teachers and parents implemented the project.

School Infrastructure

On request from village high schools and after assessing the need, TCT provided furniture for classrooms and teachers.

Evening Study and Recreation Centre

18 Centers provided supervised study support and recreation for Primary School children. Educated and trained village women volunteers managed the center for two hours a day, six days a week. The activities of the Centre included games, story telling, cultural programs, competitions, health and hygiene education and supervised study. Women’s groups in the village provided the necessary support for the program. TCT implemented this project for 3 years from 2002–2005 to provide supervised study support and recreation for Primary School children under eighteen.