Dream A Dream

Works towards training young people from vulnerable backgrounds with life skills

  • Started: 1999
  • Bangalore, Karnataka

About

Dream a Dream works with the vision of empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome barriers, manage conflict and realise their dre Read moreams, through mentorship and life skills programmes. The organisation works in collaboration with local schools, government, charities, corporate entities, volunteers, expert consultants and a host of national and international strategic partners. It helps connect communities and corporate employees with children through volunteer engagement programmes that encourage volunteers to contribute their time, skills and expertise towards the cause on a pro-bono basis. It has also won the 'Guide Star India NGO Transparency' award in 2016, featured three time in a row HundrED's annual Global Collection as one of the leading innovations in K12 education and is a WISE award winner.


Issue

Youth from underprivileged and poor backgrounds are trapped in barriers created by society, are unable to realise their talents and due to the lack of proper guides and mentors remain poor and downtrodden.

Action

Acts in partnership with state Government bodies, strategic partners and individuals, to impart life skill training to underprivileged young people making them ready for the 21st century and the challenges that lay ahead. It dreams of "Building a world where all children can thrive".

Sectors

  • Skill Development
  • Child & Youth Development
  • Education

Sub Sectors


  • Teacher Training
  • Scholarships

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Teachers

Impact

1.5 million children have been impacted through its State partnerships in Delhi, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Telangana and Karnataka, 1,10,000 young people have been impacted through its direct delivery programmes in Karnataka, 35,000 teachers have been impacted through training programmes, 206 partners and supporters have engaged with It, 27 collaborations with other international organisations, 8 Government partnerships in the states of Delhi, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Karnataka, Mizoram, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Programs

  • The After School Life Skills Programme

    Enables the development of critical skills in children using fun and engaging tools such as sports and art.

  • Teacher Development Programme

    It aims at transforming teacher training by using a training model adapted from the Creative Community Model developed by Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE), which focuses on nurturing empathy and developing deep listening skills in young children to tap their potential.

  • Career Awareness Programme

    Conducts career awareness workshops, runs short-term modules in English, communication skills, and money management, and provides access to internships, scholarships, vocational training and jobs to children between the ages of 14-19 to help them realize their dreams. The career awareness program is currently delivered in two learning centres based in Bangalore.

Impact Metrics

  • Young people attended After School Life Skills Programme

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 5109
    • 2018-19 5658
    • 2019-20 1042
    • 2020-21 1470
    • 2021-22 3223
  • Participated in Teacher Development Programme

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2017-18 859
    • 2018-19 1450
    • 2019-20 2093
    • 2020-21 1139

Leadership Team

  • Vishal Talreja

    Co-Founder & Trustee

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  • Sucheta Bhat

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Bhavani Arumugham

    Director, Programme Design and Development

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Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AAATD3096

  • Registration ID

    66/IV-2000-01

  • VO ID / Darpan ID

    KA/2013/0059128

  • 12A

    TRUST/718/10A/VOL.I/D-274/2001-02/CIT-II

  • 80G

    DIT(E)BLR/80G(R)/169/AAATD3096K/ITO(E)-1/VOL2008-2009

  • FCRA

    94421298

  • CSR Registration Number

    CSR00002063

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

No. 398/E, 17th Cross, 9th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Trust

  • Employees

    100+

Website

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
  • 2019-20

    Income
    Rs.145,303,244
    Expenses
    Rs.143,185,333
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.92,148,344
    Program Expenses
    Rs.51,036,989
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  • 2020-21

    Income
    Rs.181,367,800
    Expenses
    Rs.139,211,989
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.93,842,722
    Program Expenses
    Rs.45,369,267
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  • 2021-22

    Income
    Rs.121,308,667
    Expenses
    Rs.156,624,148
    Admin Expenses
    Rs.41,682,648
    Program Expenses
    Rs.114,941,500
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