Start of Pre-Training Course at Thoraipakkam

With the help of Sam and Beena Gilbert IID started a Pre-Training School in July 1989 with simple light roofing buildings in Thoraipakkam. For many years this course helped young boys to get prepared not only for the courses at Pallavaram and IID head office, but also for life itself. Various non-formal courses and agriculture were taught and life coping skills (LCS). LCS today is an essential part of all of the courses in the IID training schools, integrated with various other subjects.