Continuing and Remedial Education (CARE) program caters to illiterate adults, especially young and adult women, who are well-beyond school age – yet illiterate and innumerate. Most of these people are from ethnic communities and not native speakers of Nepali, so they are doubly handicapped. TLC has been providing classes in basic Nepali, English and Math to this group as well.

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In recent years, Kathmandu has seen the influx of a large number of Nepali villagers seeking to escape the political conflict, or the increasingly harsh economic realities of rural Nepal. Many of these internal migrants are women and children, who end up taking menial employment in the lodges, restaurants and domestic helpers.

 

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TLC’s first and foremost well-known program brings together committed teachers from good private schools and children from poorly run government schools. TLC provides the students from grades 8 to 10 tutorial classes in English, Science and Math a few hours a day, six days a week, throughout the school year. These students are rigorously prepared for the all-important School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam also known in this part of the world as the iron-gate. 

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