In August, 2002 the fledgling Dwarka branch of Mount Carmel School opened its doors and heart to the poorest of children from the slums near Dwarka. Teachers camped at the slum clusters of Goyla Dairy and Qutab Vihar for two months trying to convince parents to send their children to school. It took many weeks of persistent effort and incessant prayers before the children started coming regularly to school. Gradually their numbers increased. The foundation had been laid.