The Sunaayy specific solution pathway outlined in our theory of change, are well in line
with our mandate and our comparative advantages
Ours is a Low Cost Working Non-Profit Model that has significantly Low Infrastructural Cost and can boast of Directing Larger Amount of its funds towards Child Welfare – almost 90 to 95% of the total funds.
This is a Replicable Model that can be started by Any Individual having an Intent to Pursue such a Non-Profit together with an infusion of a Minimum Capital Investment (raised from family & friends to start with) with relatively Low Overheads.
A Successful Model with a number of Sunaayy children being integrated into mainstream schools with above average academic performance and a regular attendance.
Increased classroom attendance
- Enrollment up to 450 students – many first-generation learners,
- Gender ratio continues to be balanced.
Increased family income
- Pre-school day care centers provided mothers with the choice of working during the day, leading to a 20% increase in family incomes
- Additional income is spent on child’s welfare and savings.
Improved learning experience and performance
- Conventional vs innovative teaching methods such as storytelling and puppetry led to dramatic improvements in student engagement and achievement levels in 60% of students.
- Through regular training sessions teacher confidence improved, particularly their command over spoken English, an especially valuable skill imparted to students.
Reduced economic burden on parents
- Regular classes, free books, notebooks, stationery, and distribution of hot meals have reduced the economic burden on families by about $300 per annum.
- With household incomes of less then $70/month, this reduced economic burden has significantly increased the possibility of the families saving funds for unplanned events and emergencies.
Increased transition rate to formal schools
- The transition rate rose by 32% when
66 students took admission in formal schools from kindergarten to the 8th grade.
- Distribution of essentials like applications, uniforms, books, copies continue to be facilitated.
- Sunaayy continues to monitor each child to prevent dropouts.
Improved health risk
- Students adopted healthier practices at home such as daily bathing with disinfectant soap and washing hands before meals to improve cleanliness at home and surroundings. Following such guidelines have prevented the incidence of communicable and non-communicable diseases like dengue, malaria, and typhoid.
- Health risk reduced by at least 75% due to such practices.
• Household visits to the doctor decreased as compared to previous years.
Improved relative influence of education
- Encouraged by our holistic learning approach, 34 students motivated their parents to send their siblings to Sunaayy centers.
- Two out of three students positively influenced their families by bringing awareness of health and social issues to them.