Ngo in India

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Saksham is a non-profitable, charitable trust, working in ways that is committed towards a more connected and inclusive society.

In Nithari (Noida), Saksham started with the limited intention of bringing a minimum literacy to those children of the community who had missed the opportunity of going to school. The trust now runs an informal school in two shifts with an enrolment of around 350 children who have been organized into classes, based on their level of learning. Classes are held for six days a week, for four hours daily. Many of the children have been streamlined into regular schools.

Saksham endeavors to make it activities encompassing and holistic, where children are imparted basic education with inculcation of values, confidence building, general awareness and entertainment.
Initially it was a small group of around 20 children which grew to nearly 75 and today its 200 approximately, and have brought basic literacy to over 3000 children since the time they began.

It began in 2000-2001, as evening classes of an hour’s duration for a very small group of children in a Juggi cluster in Noida, located in the National Capital Region.
The continuity of those evening classes received a setback when a year later, the juggis got erased by the authorities as they stood on land already acquired by the Government.
Some of those families chose to take up rented one roomed tenements in a nearby urban village, Nithari.
After a gap of a few weeks, the evening classes were resumed there on the terraced roof of one of the blocks of buildings.
As the number of children went on increasing, the evening classes were shifted to the courtyard of the joint household of the Sharma family, who kindly consented to let us use the space.
It now warranted a more formal existence of a group that would sustain this activity.…...

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