By Priti Ramachandran - Head-Fundraising & Communications
Dream Football Program - Children in Tournament
Season's Greetings from Dream A Dream!
This brings you the report card for Dream Life Skills Development Program (Dream Program) for first half of current academic year; June - November 2010. Overall it has been a great success! This academic year, the program has close to 2500 students from 11 schools across Bangalore already enrolled. The target is to close the year in March reaching out to 3000 children. Students are doing well in schools and in the Dream Programs. Some of the highlights of this year have been:
Dream LearnIT Program's Bits and Bytes event. The event is organized towards the end of the program. Students make 'PowerPoint' presentations on topics of their choice. On December 4, 2010, children attending the program got an opportunity to make presentations. According to one of the program’s volunteer-facilitator “The event is a true test of how impactful the LearnIT program has been. The confidence and maturity in each child has clearly been affected positively by the program also the children have grasped the computer applications and internet use taught to them very well”. The achievement of these children is significant because this is their first exposure to computers - computer applications and use of internet.
On the June 26-27, 2010, Dream Creative Arts Program held an art exhibition. It exhibited the paintings done by children through the year in the program. The exhibition was open for parents of the children and it was wonderful to see the children show their works to their parents. According to many parents, their children loved being a part of the program and looked forward to attending it. Exhibitions like this help us in getting the community involved in our programs.
The third highlight is the participation of 2 teams from Dream Football Program in the Under 14 Mahindra Football Tournament. The participation holds great significance for our children because they got an opportunity to play with some of the top football teams in the city; mostly from the city's elite schools. It also provided a platform for selection into Karnataka State team. Dream Team goal keeper, Hemanth Kumar from Balamandira (home for street boys in Bangalore) has been selected for the Under 14 Football training camp and may get a chance to play for 'Under 14 Karnataka' team.
Thank you for choosing to make a difference to the lives of our children. Your support is truly appreciated. We hope you are satisfied with our updates. We look forward to building a long lasting relationship with you.
Thank you once again for believing and engaging in our work.
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