Education
 India
Project #3754

Empowering Vulnerable Young People with LifeSkills

by Dream A Dream
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Summary

Empowering over 5,000 young people every year from poor socioeconomic backgrounds with critical life skills through sustainable engagement in experiential after school programmes using sports, creative arts, mentoring and outdoor camps.
$100,000
total goal
$40,850
remaining
551
donors
1
monthly donor
7
years active

Challenge

We at Dream A Dream believe education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. It's crucial for young people to be equipped with literacy, numeric skills and life skills. It is these skills and abilities, inculcated in childhood, that make us successful as adults. They help people build a meaningful life for themselves and become productive members of the society. Young people from vulnerable backgrounds don't get opportunities for developing Life Skills.

Solution

Dream A Dream's programmes use innovative, interactive methods to engage with young people from vulnerable backgrounds. We provide non-traditional educational opportunities designed to allow them to explore, innovate and build important life skills. These include: 1. Interpersonal skills such as teamwork, communication, negotiation and coping skills. 2. Cognitive skills such as decision-making, problem solving and critical thinking. 3. Creativity, confidence, self-awareness

Long-Term Impact

We are always looking to extend our programmes' reach and empower more young people. We have a 5-year plan (2016-2021) to scale the impact of our work. We aim to: Empower 500,000 young people by training 15,800 adults in Dream a Dream's innovative Life Skills Approach. Strengthen our direct delivery of life skills programmes to 5000 young people every year. Strengthen our life skills programme for 5000 young adults every year through Career Connect Programme.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.dreamadream.org
Dream A Dream Website
Facebook Page
Life Skills development
Rights of Children

Organization Information

Dream A Dream

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.dreamadream.org
Project Leader:
Vishal Talreja
Cofounder & CEO
Bangalore, Karnataka India
$59,150 raised of $100,000 goal
 
753 donations
$40,850 to go
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