Navnita, Harshitha, Manoj, and Arbaz our young football stars are all set to take the world on in Lyon, France at the Street Football World Festival, 2016. These Dream a Dream graduates in the making have been chosen to represent the country at the official Euro 2016 event where they along with 500 other children from disadvantaged communities across the globe participate in an exciting football tournament.
Their passion for football is what got the young children this far. But even while the young players were preparing to be a part of the festival, we at Dream a Dream faced another challenge – that of raising resources to cover costs for the last leg of the journey to France. Numerous efforts and appeals had still not got us the required funds.
That was until support came our way from the most unexpected quarters. BookASmile, the charity initiative by BookMyShow, India’s leading online ticketing platform offered to be the official sponsor for this event!
Dream a Dream has always believed in the strengths of partnerships and when initiatives like BookASmile extend a supporting hand, it only makes our journey of making dreams a reality for young people so much easier to achieve. Today, with that much lesser efforts required from our end in raising the funds, we are able to put all our energies into training our football stars for the tournament.
True to what they say ‘BookASmile’ is helping us in creating smiles for miles. Initiatives such as these are more than welcome and goes a long way in giving young people the opportunity to chase their dreams.