The DREAMS chapter in Thiruvananthapuram was initiated with the support from Fr. Bino Pattarakkalam CMI, who solicited local community support through various meetings with local potential volunteers in the year 2018. Prof. Alex Thomas and Ms. Maria Ommen had taken up the call and became the co-founders of the chapter. With the help of around eight community volunteers, the team got more than 25 college student volunteers from different colleges like Govt Arts College, Women’s College, Trivandrum to run the program in trivandrum. After a few face to face and virtual training sessions for the youth mentors the chapter has implemented its first summer camp from 7 Monday to 12 Friday, April 2019. Though the majority of participants were from Shishu Visha Middle School, Trivarndrum the camp was organized at Christ Nagar School Trivandrum considering the convenience.
Currently, the project continues serving the Trivandrum community and schools under the leadership of Ms Maria Oomaan and Prof. Alex. The college youth under the leadership of Mr. Anto, Ms. Amala Alex and Ms.Vaishnavi Satheesh are actively involved in serving and mentoring these middle school students in their holistic development and success.
The DREAMS Band strives towards making a positive difference in the community by utilizing their musical abilities. DREAMS Band is not only an opportunity to sing and motivate the audience but also uses music as a platform to empower communities and make music of their own, which can empower children and youth holistically. It is a band with a meaning and a greater goal for the benefit of society.
Those who are interested to be a part of the band may contact the respective leaders in each locality.
DREAMS Pro-club is a support group for the personal and professional development of young professionals. Small groups of 10-12 working professionals meet once every month to discuss and implement strategies for their professional growth. The club helps in inculcating values of identity and community belonging among the members. The program aims at enhancing communication skills, generating positive attitudes about self and others, developing leadership, cooperation, and community engagement.
This platform is yet to be initiated. Those who are interested to take a partnership may contact the respective leaders in each locality.
I’ve witnessed the program change lives in a way that I have never seen any program with similar goals could ever even imagine. Everyone should have a chance to see that they can do anything, and I will help in any way I can to make that happen.
Really innovative concept.. I was looking forward for such curated content and i got more than i was expecting. I am so far very thrilled with overall experience and improvement.
I was organizing my closet and came across my DREAMS tshirt. This reminded me of how much fun I had with your students and how your volunteer team made me feel extremely welcome. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the DREAMS.