From Poverty to Opportunity


Dream a Dream UK, established in December 2012, is a charity that supports Indian partners to enable under privileged young people to thrive. We believe that when children and young people acquire key skills and capacities they are able to grow to be independent and responsible adults.

Given the wide prevalence of adversity we support those organisations that ameliorate the effects of hardship. We raise funds and offer support through our professional networks.

Our volunteer trustees come from diverse backgrounds; have deep connections with India; share skills and resources.

We work closely with Dream a Dream India, an NGO based in Bangalore. Dream a Dream India has been working with young people from vulnerable backgrounds since 1999. Theirs is an entirely child centred, collaborative approach with 60 partners, 3000 volunteers who together make a difference to over 60,000 young people each year. Dream a Dream India uses sport, creative arts, mentoring and work readiness programmes to enhance life skills and resilience.

  • Volunteer Growth

    From 12 founding volunteers to over 3000 volunteers and counting in 2014

  • Growth

    From 150 young people impacted in the year 2000 to nearly 60,000 per year, in 2014

  • Impacted

    8 out of 10 young people show a consistent improvement in at least one of five life skills

  • Retention

    9 out of 10 young people in our programmes continue to participate with us year-on-year

We can change the script

India has the largest population of children and young people in the world; nearly 200 million face a life of extreme poverty and exploitation.

A third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. Disadvantaged children fail to thrive and their growth and psychological development slows down.

Dream a Dream wants to impact 250,000 young people by 2016. Support us, Donate, Spread the word.

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