Dream A Dream

Dream A Dream is a registered charitable trust which seeks to empower children from vulnerable backgrounds by developing life skills and at the same time sensitising the community through active volunteering leading to a non-discriminatory society where unique differences are appreciated.
Jan 20, 2017

Kishore understands the importance of Teamwork!

Kishore (name changed) is a 10 year old boy studying 4th grade in Lord’s Convent High School in Bangalore, India. His father works in a small private firm and is the breadwinner of the family. His mother stays at home and takes care of Kishore and his 2 sisters.

Kishore is an intelligent young boy who keeps to himself and finishes his school work. He doesn’t interact much in Dream a Dream’s sessions and even though he has good friends he doesn’t share his thoughts with them. Kishore doesn’t like working in teams and prefers to do his work alone. Hence, he always avoids group activities and prefers his ideas to be presented in his own way.

Dream a Dream’s facilitator observed Kishore in every session and got an understanding of Kishore’s mindset. One fine day, the facilitator designed and conducted an innovative activity involving all the young people in the activity including Kishore. The aim of the activity is to create knowledge on how team work happens and how it can lead to great success. All the young people were divided into 2 groups for the session. The activity included a game of word building where each team’s winning chances depended on the understanding and cooperation between the team members. At the beginning of the activity Kishore didn’t interact much. But he slowly started playing the game and mingling with his team mates and was enjoying the game. The facilitator could see the change in Kishore’s behavior and attitude towards the activity. The session ended with the facilitator watching a happy Kishore interacting with his teammates.

After a few days the facilitator had a conversation with Kishore about his previous behavior and the changes he felt after the team building activity. For the first time, Kishore opened up and talked about why he finds it very tough working in a team. Kishore felt that his judgement alone is right and the other people in the team might put him down which will lead him towards failure. He also talked about how angry he always felt if he lost because of another team member’s fault.

The facilitator understood how Kishore felt and calmly gave Kishore the space he needed. That day in the reflection circle the facilitator gave a small speech about what it means to be in a team and how supporting each other will lead to success. The facilitator told the young people about the importance of trust and understanding in building a team. That day in the session Kishore understood the true meaning and value of team work. He slowly started exploring himself and now loves working with his classmates in a team. He shares his views in every reflection circle and listens to the thoughts his friends share with respect.

Kishore aims to become a doctor one day and serve the people in his community. There are many young people in Dream a Dream like Kishore who truly transform in the presence of a caring and compassionate adult. Dream a Dream is committed to empower thousands of young people like Kishore by helping them develop abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that will help them deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

However, it is not possible without your support. Thank you for being a committed supporter and we invite you to become a regular donor by signing up for the monthly donation options presented by Global Giving.

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Jan 20, 2017

Kishore understands the importance of Teamwork!

Kishore (name changed) is a 10 year old boy studying 4th grade in Lord’s Convent High School in Bangalore, India. His father works in a small private firm and is the breadwinner of the family. His mother stays at home and takes care of Kishore and his 2 sisters.

Kishore is an intelligent young boy who keeps to himself and finishes his school work. He doesn’t interact much in Dream a Dream’s sessions and even though he has good friends he doesn’t share his thoughts with them. Kishore doesn’t like working in teams and prefers to do his work alone. Hence, he always avoids group activities and prefers his ideas to be presented in his own way.

Dream a Dream’s facilitator observed Kishore in every session and got an understanding of Kishore’s mindset. One fine day, the facilitator designed and conducted an innovative activity involving all the young people in the activity including Kishore. The aim of the activity is to create knowledge on how team work happens and how it can lead to great success. All the young people were divided into 2 groups for the session. The activity included a game of word building where each team’s winning chances depended on the understanding and cooperation between the team members. At the beginning of the activity Kishore didn’t interact much. But he slowly started playing the game and mingling with his team mates and was enjoying the game. The facilitator could see the change in Kishore’s behavior and attitude towards the activity. The session ended with the facilitator watching a happy Kishore interacting with his teammates.

After a few days the facilitator had a conversation with Kishore about his previous behavior and the changes he felt after the team building activity. For the first time, Kishore opened up and talked about why he finds it very tough working in a team. Kishore felt that his judgement alone is right and the other people in the team might put him down which will lead him towards failure. He also talked about how angry he always felt if he lost because of another team member’s fault.

The facilitator understood how Kishore felt and calmly gave Kishore the space he needed. That day in the reflection circle the facilitator gave a small speech about what it means to be in a team and how supporting each other will lead to success. The facilitator told the young people about the importance of trust and understanding in building a team. That day in the session Kishore understood the true meaning and value of team work. He slowly started exploring himself and now loves working with his classmates in a team. He shares his views in every reflection circle and listens to the thoughts his friends share with respect.

Kishore aims to become a doctor one day and serve the people in his community. There are many young people in Dream a Dream like Kishore who truly transform in the presence of a caring and compassionate adult. Dream a Dream is committed to empower thousands of young people like Kishore by helping them develop abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that will help them deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

However, it is not possible without your support. Thank you for being a committed supporter and we invite you to become a regular donor by signing up for the monthly donation options presented by Global Giving.

Links:

Jan 20, 2017

Kishore understands the importance of Teamwork!

Kishore (name changed) is a 10 year old boy studying 4th grade in Lord’s Convent High School in Bangalore, India. His father works in a small private firm and is the breadwinner of the family. His mother stays at home and takes care of Kishore and his 2 sisters.

Kishore is an intelligent young boy who keeps to himself and finishes his school work. He doesn’t interact much in Dream a Dream’s sessions and even though he has good friends he doesn’t share his thoughts with them. Kishore doesn’t like working in teams and prefers to do his work alone. Hence, he always avoids group activities and prefers his ideas to be presented in his own way.

Dream a Dream’s facilitator observed Kishore in every session and got an understanding of Kishore’s mindset. One fine day, the facilitator designed and conducted an innovative activity involving all the young people in the activity including Kishore. The aim of the activity is to create knowledge on how team work happens and how it can lead to great success. All the young people were divided into 2 groups for the session. The activity included a game of word building where each team’s winning chances depended on the understanding and cooperation between the team members. At the beginning of the activity Kishore didn’t interact much. But he slowly started playing the game and mingling with his team mates and was enjoying the game. The facilitator could see the change in Kishore’s behavior and attitude towards the activity. The session ended with the facilitator watching a happy Kishore interacting with his teammates.

After a few days the facilitator had a conversation with Kishore about his previous behavior and the changes he felt after the team building activity. For the first time, Kishore opened up and talked about why he finds it very tough working in a team. Kishore felt that his judgment alone is right and the other people in the team might put him down which will lead him towards failure. He also talked about how angry he always felt if he lost because of another team member’s fault.

The facilitator understood how Kishore felt and calmly gave Kishore the space he needed. That day in the reflection circle the facilitator gave a small speech about what it means to be in a team and how supporting each other will lead to success. The facilitator told the young people about the importance of trust and understanding in building a team. That day in the session Kishore understood the true meaning and value of team work. He slowly started exploring himself and now loves working with his classmates in a team. He shares his views in every reflection circle and listens to the thoughts his friends share with respect.

Kishore aims to become a doctor one day and serve the people in his community. There are many young people in Dream a Dream like Kishore who truly transform in the presence of a caring and compassionate adult. Dream a Dream is committed to empower thousands of young people like Kishore by helping them develop abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that will help them deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

However, it is not possible without your support. Thank you for being a committed supporter and we invite you to become a regular donor by signing up for the monthly donation options presented by Global Giving.

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