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.
So the project was registered in the name of Saksham under the authority of the concerned Act of the Government on 17.12.2003.