Providing education to slum children;
Reduction in school dropout rate;
Shifting from non-formal education to formal education
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
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.
Income Rs95 lac
Expense Rs91 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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