Dream School Foundation's Grad1000+ aims to support under-served students in India to continue their education in streams of their choice, subsequently leading to a sustained bright future for them and their community! We facilitate and complement mainstream education by financial aid for school/college fees, supplementary academic coaching ,ongoing mentoring, leadership and life skills development support & finally hone their skills at Finishing School to ensure rewarding job opportunities.
Today, more than 50% of India's population is below the age of 25! Whether this large population becomes a demographic dividend or cause for deep concern, will depend on how we enable them to find meaningful livelihood options! Over 60% of youth from underserved backgrounds are unemployable as they lack requisite skills. The challenge is to ensure continuity in their education, motivate them and build leadership skills, maximise their potential and enhance their employability.
The project enrolls students from most marginalized disadvantaged communities and supports them financially to enroll to schools/institutions of their choice. Our Education and Development centers equip them further through regular academic coaching, mentoring, soft skill and leadership development. In the later stages, DSF Finishing School will hone their skills to maximize employability in their chosen field. Thus we ensure a long term sustained future for these students and their families.
Education is a 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 in particular and community in general. The ripple effect will have positive influence on many others of the same league. The facilities and resources created will cater to many more recipients over the years.