Founded in 2006 by Fr. Gregory Sharkey SJ and Raphael Pradhan, TLC is based in Kumaripati, Lalitpur to help people of all ages become literate through its various programs. The Mission of The Learning Centre is to render service to low-income families through educational enhancement programs.

TLC’s beneficiaries include some of the most disadvantaged people in Nepal. We serve underprivileged children studying in public schools which are poorly run and women, who are severely discriminated against, and the rural poor who have migrated to urban areas due to poverty or political instability. They work as domestic laborers, small vendors, vegetable sellers, dishwashers, porters, trekking guides, restaurant and hotel workers, so that they may provide for themselves and their families.