TDCC was the first of TREAD India Trust’s Child Development centres and is based in the village of Kudunuru, Telangana about 45km from TREAD India Trust’s headquarters at Bhadrachalam. In this rural area of South India there is a need for Day Care Centres for the young children of poor agricultural workers. Their parents work in the fields from morning till night so the children are often left at home to fend for themselves, no matter what their age. This makes it less likely for them to attend school, interrupts their education and in the long run they are likely to be stuck in the cycle of poverty, just like their parents.
So in the year 2000, funded entirely by Friends of TREAD, The Trinity Day Care Centre opened in a rented building in Kudunuru initially for 25 girls and 25 boys of pre-school and primary school age, but since the purchase of the whole building through Friends of TREAD, 100 children are now able to attend TDCC.
Children between the ages of 5 and 8 are offered places here and can continue to use TDCC up to the end of their secondary education (15-16 yrs). When the children leave school they often retain links with TDCC because of the nature of deep relationships formed with the staff and they are welcomed back for special occasions.
Take a look at our blog for news of TDCC https://postcardsfromindiasite.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/back-to-school/