The program reaches out to most vulnerable children living in remote and desolate community slums across africa. The concept is design to adopt out of school children back into school, providing educational support, mentorship and empowerment across africa since 2013 in order to make the dreams of poor children come true.
Free Weekend Literacy supplementary classes: Aimed to teach the kids basic literally skills,infuse values and morals into them so they have an healthy self esteem. This class compliments what they are being taught in school.
Medical Outreach: Partnering with other non-governmental organization whose major concern is on health outreach to the poor and less privileged such as Quick Medical Service and the Redcross to carry out a quarterly medical checkup for the children.
Feed A Child Scheme: Dreams from the Slums observed that most of the kids poor performance in school is due to the fact that they go to school on empty stomach, so they have established a monthly feeding scheme by providing provisions, noodles, and other food items are given to the parents/guardians on behalf of the kids.
Smart in School Program: This is designed to make the children be smart in school by providing new school uniforms for them, writing materials, socks , bags and shoes.
Smiling Season: Providing food supplies for students families during festive seasons and we expose the kids by taking them to places they’ve always dreamt of visiting. Connecting them to role models in order to broaden their horizons and goals.
MentorAChild: This is an avenue where the top 20 kids that performs well academically are being assigned to a mentor who is either a celebrity/role model who will have a time out with them once in a month for a period of 12months. This is to inspire them to perform even more academically and to challenge others to dream more and achieve more.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportTutoringExtra-curricular activitiesLearning materials for studentsMentorship/internship/job placementParental/community engagement in support of studentsCommunity resourcesOut-of-School ChildrenHealth/NutritionEnglish languageVocational/technical skills
Model details2013Not-for-profitEthics & Values/ReligionLiteracyEntrepreneurship skillsHealth/NutritionEnglish languageVocational/technical skillsActivePilotFree service or product
BeneficiariesIndividuals with disabilitiesDisplaced individualsOut-of-school childrenOrphans and vulnerable children
Dreams from the Slums is able to target to poor through partnerships and collaborations.