The running cost of a school would include the provision of school uniforms, books, staff salaries, school transport, building repair, maintenance and teacher training and evaluation. Our students come from families where the average total household income is 5-6,000 Rupees (33) per month. The means-tested fees we charge cover about 16% of our costs, the balance of 84% being met from donations.
TCF produces its own in-house enhanced version of the state curriculum, as well as teaching-aids, books and student materials. English is introduced from Class I (age 5), far in advance of government curriculum requirements.
TCF is actively supporting further education with 70% of TCF graduates joining college this year. TCF now has students in, or hoping to enrol in, engineering colleges, medical school, business management and chartered accountancy.