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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 them 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

  • Keerthi

    Keerthi

    Alumni

    Keerthi lives with his parents and two sisters in Bengaluru. His father works as a security guard and mother works in a garment factory.

    Channabasava

    Channabasava

    Alumni

    Channabasava hails from a small village in Gulbarga district. When he moved to Bangalore in pursuit of a career, life was not easy for him. 

  • 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...

    Vishwa Dewan

    Vishwa Dewan

    Alumni

    Vishwa lives with his parents and a younger sister.

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

Impact numbers

280X Volunteer Growth

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

450X Growth

From 150 young people impacted in the year 2000 to nearly 2,00,000 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 our 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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