Redesigning the future for today's children

We're proud to partner with Salaam Bombay Foundation.

The problem

37% of students in India drop out by the 8th grade

Between 2011-2016 alone, over 55,688 children have dropped out of municipal schools in Mumbai.

The students, ranging from ages 12 to 17, are at a pivotal point in their lives when they are "at risk" of dropping out with no future.

The solution

Salaam Bombay Foundation

Salaam Bombay Foundation "engages 'at risk' children through in-schol leadership programmes and after-school sports, arts, media and vocational training academies. These programmes build their self-esteem and give them the confidence to stay in school."

Since its inception in 2013, the Salaam Bombay skills@school initiative has focused on providing vocational skills as well as market and career orientation to help children consider progressive career paths. Through this initiative, they are encouraged to continue regular schooling while they improve employability skills. Students undergo 60-80 hours of training – both in school and at partner institutes.

Includes training for students in the 9th grade in trades like Fashion Designing, Beauty and Wellness, Robotics, Web Designing, Baking and Confectionery, Home Appliance Repair, Computer Hardware, Jewellery Making, Conversational English, Mobile Repair and Graphic Design among others.

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LUKH aims to help support 2,942 children by 2021.