Providing education to slum children;
Reduction in school dropout rate;
Shifting from non-formal education to formal education
Pirojsha Godrej Foundation; K. C. Mahindra Education Trust; U. H. International;
West Wind Association; Lions Club of Bombay;
Shri Mumbadevi Mandir Charities;
Shri Mahalakshmi Temple Trust;
Dr. & Mrs. S. H. M. Modi Hormus House Benevolence Trust Fund
Crisis: Sunbeam addresses the issue of lack of education for slum children and children of construction workers in Mumbai. Challenges faced: These children often dropout due to frequent shifting of residence, parents' busy schedules, lack of transport; and parental mindset.
Programs: Sunbeam provides comprehensive education to children living in slums of Mumbai. Children who lack the desired academic level of the class in their formal school or who have never attended school earlier are enrolled for Bridge courses. Bridge courses are mainly conducted for children in the age group of 5-10 years. They are also provided with school bags and stationery. Eventually, the beneficiaries are integrated into formal schooling and for this Sunbeam has tied up with municipal schools near their Centers.
Outreach: 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 the efforts of community workers and child counsellors. Only 5% of students remain in the bridge courses as compared to 75% earlier. Over 90% of Sunbeam's beneficiaries have now been mainstreamed in schools. Of the 526 students enrolled in colleges in FY17, 214 passed with first class and distinction.
Income Rs93 lac
Expense Rs91 lac
Source : Audit Report 2017
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