The Tondiarpet Education Assistance for CHildren (TEACH) trust is a non-profit organization formed in 2018 and is an initiative of 6 old friends, all ex-residents of Tondiarpet, with an urge to foster education among needy children. The friends believe that it is a great tragedy if even a single interested child drops out of education for want of money.
Education has been instrumental in many people clawing their way out of penury. NGOs provide statistics on how important and transformational educating even a single person in a family up to graduation level can be. If that single person happens to be a girl, such a transformation has a force multiplier effect not only on that family, but on the society at large.