A child in school has a future

36.37% of children in India drop out by the 8th grade.

Pressure to contribute to the household income especially during secondary school.

Burden on girls to both earn and help with household chores.

Addiction to any form of tobacco, which induces other bad habits and poor value systems.

Sub-optimal brain development due to Unhealthy Dietary Practices that leads to poor academic outcomes and low motivation to continue secondary school.

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Intervening at the right time makes all the difference.

We work with children during their formative years, grades 7–9. This is when they’re most impressionable and also most at risk from quitting secondary school.

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We believe staying in secondary school gives them the best chance to thrive in the future.

Salaam Bombay Foundation’s programmes are uniquely created to address the challenging environments which low-income children face. This inspires them to continue their schooling and gives them the opportunity to flourish.

Salaam Bombay is, perhaps, the largest NGO in India to work with vulnerable children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are most likely to drop out.

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Understanding the reality of a child’s environment.

Salaam Bombay Foundation intervenes on all the triggers which cause at-risk, neglected pre-teen / adolescent children to drop out of secondary school, so they’re not denied the chance to have a bright future.

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Project Preventive Health Programme

Helping adolescents lead tobacco-free lives and steer away from vices and addictions, tobacco being the most common.

Turning them into socially-responsible individuals, as agents of change.

Project Résumé

Teaching adolescents skills to apprentice and earn, while in secondary school.

Preparing them for future sustainable careers.

Every 16 seconds a child in India tries tobacco for the first time.

In-School Preventive Health Programme

Educates adolescents about the harmful effects of tobacco, and its long-term impact on their lives.

Provides guidance, boosts self-esteem and confidence, and helps them lead change.
Allows them to explore their full potential by working with lawmakers, media and communities to advocate effective tobacco-control policies leading to the establishment of Bal Panchayats and the Bal Parishad.

With an aim to improve the nutritional status of children from municipal schools, Salaam Bombay Foundation has introduced Project ‘KHANA’ - Project on School Based Health and Nutrition.

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Between an education system that imparts knowledge but doesn’t help secure a job, and a skilling environment that guarantees jobs but not long-term careers, the Indian youth find themselves in a vulnerable position.

Project Résumé

Project Résumé supplements classrom education with vocational training to equip underprivileged adolescents to earn part time without dropping out of secondary school. This programme also increases their choices of securing a sustainable job after graduation.

Integrates education with skill development while still in secondary school.

Gives them the means to earn part-time and contribute to their family income without dropping out of secondary school.

Increases apprenticeship opportunities thereby creating sustainable future careers.

Equips them with 21st century employment skills and life skills for an empowered future.

Helps adolescents at a vulnerable age broaden their horizons.

Engages them through our art, sports and media academies as well as vocational skills.

Builds confidence, increases self-esteem.

Helped launch WE as an initiave for talented underprivileged adolescents with a passion for pursuing the Arts.

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Volunteer . Support . Partner . Donate.

Because you can.

At Salaam Bombay, we have changed the lives of over 5 lakh adolescents. But there are others across India who still need your help. You can show your support by donating to Salaam Bombay Foundation.

You can also help by mentoring our adolescents or by giving them the opportunity to apprentice with your company.

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