Dream School Foundation (DSF) works to ensure the Right to quality education with overall development for Indian children and youth. This programme aims to reach hundreds of socio economically deprived students in Karanataka (India) and support them from high school to a rewarding career in their chosen field. We facilitate mainstream education by providing school/college choice, financial assistance, regular academic coaching/mentoring at our centres & hone their skills at DSF Finishing School.
Many of our children who start school are unable to continue beyond high school. Lack of quality education and socio-economic vulnerability forces them to drop out to take up employment. Not equipped with enough knowledge and requisite skills, sustained livelihood is a distant dream. This prevents them from changing the reality for themselves and their family. They need motivation, support to continue education, up skilled and handheld till they find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
The programme identifies students from socio-economically vulnerable communities and supports them financially to enroll to schools/institutions of their choice. The DSF Education & Development centre equips them further through regular academic coaching, mentoring & soft skill development. In the later stages, DSF Finishing School will hone their skills to increase their employability in their chosen career field. We create a sustainable ecosystem by involving communities and civil society.
We believe that education is the critical instrument that can empower the students to reach their full potential and support the creation of an egalitarian world. Creation of sustainable livelihood options ensures higher human development indicators for the recipient family and surrounding community. The ripple effect will have positive influence on many others in the same league. The facilities and resources created will continue to cater to several hundred recipients over the years to come.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.