In 1937, Deep Chand T. Ojha (DCTO), established a Gujrati/Sindhi primary school for the children in the Moosa Lane neighborhood. The school continued to be the preferred choice for schooling for most children even long after partition. In 1962, this school was upgraded to lower secondary, and in 1968, a new building was constructed to introduce a Girls’ Section, and adding Urdu medium section as well. The school turned into a full-fledge Secondary School in 1974.
However, due to hasty decisions, corruption and complacency of the authorities, this institution saw a great decline resulting in poor standard of education and dilapidated school premises. By 2002, DCTO School had three double storey buildings where 13 schools were running within the same premises, but there were barely any children getting educated. Following this, Lyari saw one of the most turbulent times in its long and rich history. In a war that had nothing to do with them, the children of Lyari had suffered the greatest loss. They fell to the side – ignored, neglected and often abused.