Saksham, an NGO located in the slum of Nithari, has been conducting free educational classes for children of Nithari since 2002. Currently, the school caters to around 350 children in the 4-15 age group, and operates from a small premises located just a few hundred meters from D-5. Around 13 children from Saksham fortuitously escaped the clutches of the murderers…Read More >>
School gives Nithari’s children a glimmer of hope
ithari has become synonymous with death, gore and tragedy. But visit the Saksham School, located right in the heart of the Nithari slum and set up for the children of the basti, and you’ll know that there is another story being written as we speak — one of hope, growth and faith. “95% of the kids here are first-generation learners,” explains Nadira, a co-founder of Saksham. Today Saksham, with 15 teachers and hundreds of students…Read More >>
Multi-dimensional plots of change
The first and only feminist-activist theatre group in the country, Pandies is focussing on social change through the medium of theatre.
“These workshops are a window into a different world for these children. They are normally never asked their opinion on serious issues; giving…
As cruel as life
The process of theatre helps children deal with terrible realities.
The stage is silent. The arc lights are red. Two young boys enact kidnapping, killing and slicing other children. This might seem macabre in normal times. But these children are merely enacting current affairs…
Nithari kids enact their gory past
The children of Nithari village have decided to move forward and step out of the fear that enveloped them for the last few months now. They choose to play, and speak about it openly.
While the play looks like any other group of kids at play, there’s more than what meets the eye. The chil…
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