Gramiksha's story is the product of some friends thinking about achieving simple goals like teaching disadvantaged children, environment conservation, etc. This was the first step in the formation of Gramiksha, a NGO operating in seven cities in India. Starting from a group of friends in Gwalior, Gramiksha today spans the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Pune and Laxmangarh, as well.
His original goal was to have a collaborative approach rather than a competitive oneGramiksha's co-founder, Shubham Singh, tells us he was sensitised about teaching and inspiring children from an early age, and used to joke about starting an NGO someday. He admits he never thought this dream would come true, especially as "nationally" as it has. In fact, when asked what Shubham wanted from Gramiksha's story that would be different from other NGOs, his answer was that his goal was to have a collaborative, not a competitive approach. His childhood encounters inspired Shubham to start Gramiksha. As a young boy, he used to teach his domestic help's son. This experience made him want to make a change himself.