Dream A Dream
SECTOR: Education
SUB SECTOR: Vocational Training
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 22 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Life Skills for the young and vulnerable; Re-imagining learning skills in India; Engaging adults to unlock potential of youngsters
Supported by:
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; The Marshall Foundation; Ashoka Innovators for the Public; Lego Foundation; Silicon Valley; Global Giving; The Global Fund for Children; Infosys; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Vishal Talreja; Ms. Pervin Varma; Mr. Deepak Srinath
Recognition: One of the 10 champions of the Re-imagine Learning Challenge Champion hosted by Lego Foundation and Ashoka in 2014; Football For Hope Award from FIFA 2014 and in the StreetFootballWorld Festival in 2016, France; The only Indian organisation selected to be profiled in a 7-country case study on "Innovations Around 21st Century Skills" by Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) in 2015; Finalist at the India NGO Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2012.
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 82.9% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 38.0%
Average: Rs4 cr Highest: Rs75 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹700/- to support one sports and art based life skills session for 5 children OR
  • ₹3,000/- sponsors a 2-day training workshop for one teacher OR
  • ₹4,500/- sponsors a 4-day life skills camp for one child
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Life skills based model empowering 100,000 children
  • Crisis: 140 million of 300 million children in India come from vulnerable backgrounds facing psychosocial issues as they lack basic life skills. There is a 53% dropout rate between Std I to X, as just providing basic education doesn't address the psychological issues they face; this is where Dream A Dream steps in.
  • Programs: Children are the centre of all programs. i) After School Life Skills uses Sports and Arts to engage children and develop critical life skills. They have an attendance rate of 89%. ii) Career Connect Program equips 14-19 year olds with career awareness workshops, short-term modules in English, communication skills and internships. iii) Dream Teacher Development Program engages adults to deepen impact and unlock the potential of young people by using the life skills approach.
  • Outreach: 5,500 participants annually through After School Life Skills Program; 1,610 participants through Career Connect; 150 scholarships granted; 2,152 educators and teachers trained with 25 Partner schools; Annually 2,500 volunteers clock in 30,000 hours of engagement.
7 cr
5 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017