Sakshara was registered as a Trust on 18 February, 2019 and exists to help adults acquire literacy and other skills that will improve their quality of life and allow them to contribute effectively in the society they live in.

Sakshara works out of the conviction that adults who have had no prior formal education can learn to read at least 100 words in a language they can already speak, in about 20 hours . 

Sakshara believes that adults can acquire numerical prowess while learning crocheting, knitting and other crafts that will make them productive.