SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Learning Centre
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 21 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Providing education to slum children; Reduction in school dropout rate; Shifting from non-formal education to formal education
Supported by:
Pirojsha Godrej Foundation; U. H. International; West Wind Association; Boon Investment & Trading Co.; Anahat Organization Development Consultancy; Shri Mahalakshmi Temple Trust; V.V. Smt. K.V. Mariwala Charity Trust; Dr. & Mrs. S. H. M. Modi Hormus House Benevolence Trust Fund
Key Trustees:
Khurshid Dabdi; Sangeeta Kapila; Sameer Koticha; Vivek Gour
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs2,000 as general donation
  • Rs5,000 as general donation
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Transforming Lives of Underprivileged Children
  • Crisis: Sunbeam addresses the issue of lack of education for slum children in Mumbai. Since children here are generally first generation learners, their families need to be convinced of the importance of education and benefits of attending Sunbeam's program.
  • Programs: Based on the visits conducted by counselors, children >5 years of age are identified and enrolled in formal schools and/or Sunbeam's program. Daily free education classes are conducted at the Center for students (from Kindergarten to Std X) beyond school hours. Bridge courses are conducted for academically weak students in the 5-10 years age group. Sunbeam's tie-ups with professional coaching classes helps students in availing special discounts.
  • Outcome: Sunbeam runs 2 Centers and 1,500+ students have been reached out to so far. There has been a decline in the school dropout rate to 5% through efforts of community workers and child counselors. Only 5% of students remain in the bridge courses as compared to 75% earlier. Over 90% of Sunbeam's beneficiaries have now been mainstreamed into formal schooling. Of the 414 students enrolled in colleges in FY18, 215 passed with first class and distinction.
1 cr
83 lac
Source : Audit Report 2019