The DREAMS chapter in Thiruvallam was founded in 2018 with Prof. Sheeba as the co-founder. After fruitful meetings, Prof. Sheeba had brought in some of her colleagues for the initial meetings. The students from B.Ed Teachers’ Training College, Christ Nagar, and Christ College, Vizhinjam has entered into the program as community volunteers later on. Children from underprivileged communities in Poonthura region have been endorsed as the beneficiaries of the program since its inception. Since the program volunteers are mostly teacher trainees, those children are also receiving extra-benefits through the implementation of active teaching and learning pedagogy. The project has been serving more than 32 students every year with the active support from 20 college volunteers and 8-9 senior mentors from the community since 2018.
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 a meaning and greater goals for the benefit of the 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.