This is my story. And the story of over 75,000 other youngsters.
Annual Report 2016
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. Through our interventions, which
include After School Life Skills Programme, Career
Connect Programme and Teacher Development
Programme, we have impacted the lives of over
75,000 young people.
Suchetha Bhat, Chief Operating Officer
Impact for us has not been just numerical
goals but going deep into our work so
that change is sustainable.
And this reflects in each one of our
The strategic shift in the last 3 years has helped pave way
for a clear future. We have never felt more confident.
Build a movement to equip millions of young people from
vulnerable backgrounds with life skills to overcome adversity
and flourish in the 21st century. Over the next 5 years, we
have developed a 4-pronged approach to scale the impact
of our work and reach over 500,000 young people.
Deepening insights and impact on the child,
through the Innovation Hubs - After School Life
Skills and Career Connect Programmes.
Changing the environment. Building capacity
and demonstrating a new approach through
Teacher Development Programme - enabling
adults to empower young people through
a creative life skills approach.
Movement building through champions,
influencers and changemakers. Invest in
research. Focus on awareness and behaviour
change in the ecosystem.
Transforming society by influencing policies,
changing education paradigms, re-imagining
learning through a multi-stakeholder approach
using evidence based research and advocacy.
This Teacher Development Programme had
important learnings for me. I realised how
genuinely one should and can listen, the
importance of time and planning in conducting
any session, how everyone of us are unique
and creative and I got to spend some time
in knowing my strengths and values for
which I am really happy.
I have known Dream a Dream since its
early days. It is encouraging to see that the
organisation has expanded its reach to several
thousand young people through a collaborative
approach, leveraging on its competencies, built
systematically over time. Dream a Dream is a
great example of engaging volunteers and
networking with several NGOs. From the very
beginning, the organisation embraced policies
and processes to practise good governance
CEO, GuideStar India
Dream a Dream offers a critical pathway for
young people to cultivate within themselves an
innovative mind, service heart, entrepreneurial
spirit, and collaborative outlook -- which, is
necessary to thrive in our world of dynamic
Obama for America Presidential Campaign,
Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka
Dell India has had a long-term and wonderful
engagement with Dream a Dream. It gives us a
great sense of pride to be associated with
Dream a Dream and to be part of their journey
to impact lives of thousands of youth in India.
Dream a Dream has created a significant
platform for companies like Dell to contribute
towards developing our communities and
engaging employees. I am deeply encouraged
to continue to work with the team on various
initiatives. Keep up the good work and all
Vice President, Consumer & Small Business, Dell India