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The urgency

18%

Of people who have experienced abuse are likely to have serious mental health challenges, primary among them being psychosis

53%

Is the dropout rate between Grade I to Grade X. In other words, literacy doesn’t always translate into being world-ready

50%

Of employers in India say that skills shortage is a leading reason for entry level vacancies

20%

Of India’s population is adolescent. About 243 million youth will be actively looking for a job in a scarce employment market

The Solution

What are life skills

Life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

In particular, life skills are a group of psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner.

Dream a Dream works with young people from vulnerable backgrounds, who experience extreme adversity in their daily lives. Adversity affects their ability to engage with the world, make healthy life choices and be successful. Life skills then becomes a critical ingredient in their repertory to help navigate challenges and flourish.

The Right Choice for Manjunath

Meet Manjunath K., an 18 year old Career Connect Centre graduate. Once struggling with school and job prospects, he now finds himself working happily at People…

08-06-15

Dream a Dream ~ A Champion of learning through play

"The Re-imagine Learning Programme (started by The Lego Foundation and supported by Ashoka) identifies and supports approaches to learning through play around the world that have…

21-05-15

How can sports transform young lives?

In 2002, Dream a Dream partnered with Ashish Ballal (Sportsman, Arjuna Awardee) to run a hockey programme for children from vulnerable backgrounds in Bangalore. On the…

12-05-15

Change The Script 2015

2015 marks the beginning of the Change The Script movement, a movement were we work together to understand the issues facing young people and prepare them…

04-05-15

You say I'm a dreamer and I'm not alone

The Dream Outdoor experiential camps are 4-days of an intense transformative experience for young people, volunteers and facilitators alike. Through activities such as trekking, camping, outbound…

29-04-15

Acceptance before change

The Dream Outdoor experiential camps are 4-days of an intense transformative experience for young people, volunteers and facilitators alike. Through activities such as trekking, camping, outbound…

22-04-15

Life skills for youth are critical

While drug abuse, crime, violence and poverty continue to be critical issues, today’s youth also face the challenge of coping with a fast-changing, complex and unpredictable…

09-01-15

First a Learner, Then a Teacher

In 2013, Dream A Dream was invited to conduct a Teacher Development workshop for a group of government school teachers in Samastipur, Bihar. Over 40 teachers…

07-01-15
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