Sunbeam History

Sunbeam started out as an unusual friendship in 1996. Between six children at a construction site and Khurshid Dabdi and her colleagues, who worked in the adjacent CRY office. Soon, a collection bag went around and money was pooled in to start the ‘Neighbourhood Project’. The contributions took care of their immediate needs - a nutritious meal and colouring books!

The construction ended in two years time, but not without setting the foundation for something bigger. The Neighbourhood Project crystallised into Sunbeam and the first centre was set up at Arthur Road with 18 children. On 10 December 1999, Khurshid Dabdi, along with two colleagues, and with encouragement from the CRY management, registered Sunbeam as a charitable trust.

Today, the Sunbeam family includes 1000 children in 2 centres, 22 teachers and a few dedicated volunteers and donors. All of who believe that childhood is a time to be happy and carefree. And that no child should be deprived of this right.

Year

No.of children

1996-97

6

1997-98

18

1998-99

70

1999-2000

270

2000-01

270

2001-02

400

2002-03

427

2003-04

540

2004-05

650+

2005-06
1000
2006-09
1000

 

 

 

 

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