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 343 students enrolled in colleges in FY19, 137 (40%) passed with first class and distinction.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs83 lac
Source : Audit Report 2019
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