The DREAMS chapter in Mannanam was established in 2019 with Mr. Reji C. J. and Adv. Vincent Alex as co-founders and they had helped in gaining local community support for the program. Patron of Mannanam Chapter is Rev. Fr. James Mullassery CMI, Principal of KE English Medium School Mannanam.
The program was later introduced to the students from the Department of Psychology, K.E College, Mannanam. Around 30 undergraduate students had expressed their willingness to become volunteers and mentos at this program. These youth volunteers were given special training for different roles and responsibilities to run the camp and its follow up programs. 1st week of April 2019, the first summer camp for 5 days hosted by the Mannanam DREAMS Chapter at St. Joseph’s School, Mannanam. More than 35 students from nearby 5 schools had joined and was acclaimed to be a great success. During 2019, two one- day camps were also conducted.
During 2020, due to COVID -19 pandemic, the chapter conducted virtual summer camps designed for the students with the participation of the parents for two weeks and was a great success.
The project continues serving the community, and schools under the leadership from the local community volunteers and with the support of the Department of Psychology at KE College.
The DREAMS Band strives towards making a positive difference in the community by utilizing their musical skills. 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 meaning and greater goals 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.