Saksham Trust was established in 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Dipendra Manocha and Ms. Rummi K. Seth, with the sole purpose of empowering persons with blindness. It plays a key role in advocacy and act as a service provider in the field of rehabilitation, education, training and assistive technology. In addition to a school for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, it runs a distribution center of assistive aids and appliances for education, mobility and independent living.
Indira Gandhi Memorial BalaVidya Mandir School was started on 31st October 1985 by Mr. Harat Singh Bisht for the unprivileged children’s living in the slums of Coloba, Mumbai. Initially it was started near the land of Backbay Bus Depot where around 40-50 children’s from nearby slums use to attend his open school. And now students strength is around 100. Mr. Harat is teaching students since 1985 free of cost to all the students who primarily belong to unprivileged section of the society.