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Dream a Dream empowers young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast changing world, using a creative life skills approach.

Our programs

After School

After School

Designed for 8-14 year olds to develop interpersonal, cognitive and creative skills through experiential learning

Career Connect

Career Connect

Aimed at 14-19 year olds to equip them with skills that make the career ready, converting potential into capabilities

Teacher Development

Teacher Development

Unlocking creativity and empathy among adults who work with young people, for holistic learning outcomes

Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Engagement

Aimed at meaningfully engaging the corporate sector, colleges and individuals to champion the cause of life-skills

Stories of Change

  • Padma

    Padma

    Alumni

    Padma was introduced to Dream a Dream by our partner school - Round Table School, a free school for children from poor communities around Roopera...

    Arun Kumar

    Arun Kumar

    Alumni

    Arun discontinued his studies to work in a garage at the age of 14, but now works as a facilitator for the After school Life Skill Programme at...

  • Vishwa Dewan

    Vishwa Dewan

    Alumni

    Vishwa lives in Bangalore, with his family - his father a part-time car washer, his mother a security guard and his younger sister.

    Anita

    Anita

    Alumni

    Anita, 21 joined the After School Life Skills Programme in 2007 from one of Dream a Dream’s partner schools. Her father is an auto-rickshaw...

Starting a movement. Causing a stir.
The details that motivate us daily

Impact numbers

281X Volunteer Growth

From 12 founding volunteers to over 3000 volunteers and counting in 2014

450X Growth

From 150 young people impacted in year 2000 to nearly 60,000 per year, in 2014

80% Impacted

8 out of 10 young people show a consistent improvement in at least one of five life skills

90% Retention

9 out of 10 young people in programmes continue to participate with us year-on-year

How we spend the money

Of every Rs. 100, we spend

Rs. 78 is for programs

Rs. 7 is for fundraising

Rs. 15 is for operations

Dream a Dream wants to impact 250,000 young people by 2016. 
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