The School Health program was first created by TICC in response to a growing need of basic health care in local primary schools. It was discovered that many children were suffering from preventable and easily treatable illnesses as: scabies, fungus, bad teeth, poor eyesight and worms among others. In 2011 the program officially started and aimed at improving the general health status of kindergarten and primary school children in the primary schools surrounding TICC, by providing health check-ups at the schools.
The check-ups don’t always stop at the school. If a child is found with a severe problem, the check-up may be followed up by a home visit to the family or another visit at the school. Occasionally a mobile clinic is set up where villagers can receive free basic medical treatment and advice.