At the centre of Dream a Dream’s approach is the child
The first is the young person itself who we believe has the potential to overcome adversity and develop the life skills. Next, their closest influencers, after parents, are teachers. And that might include school teachers, caring adults, mentors or facilitators. Beyond the teacher is the volunteer, someone who is a role model and creates positive learning experiences in the young person's life. The outer key influencer is community - this includes potential employers, administration, the government, and policy makers. Eventually, they make the universe that the young will inhabit, and hence need to be made aware of the challenges.
Our programmes are designed in a way that all these four sectors are impacted, to create the best possible world for the young person.