COVID-19 Relief and Response

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

In Bangalore, Dream a Dream works with 21 Affordable Private Schools and they have been struggling with their own survival through the prolonged 15-months of school closures.  In order to ensure these schools don’t close down and/or don’t lose their teachers / support staff and are well prepared for the time when schools re-open and children are ready to come back. Dream a Dream is exploring food provisions support and Direct Benefit Transfers (DBTs) to support teachers and support staff for the next 3-6 months until schools can re-open.

Dream a Dream is seeking to bridge the digital divide by investing in digital infrastructure and helping young people who do not have access to any devices to ensure continued access to learning opportunities. They plan to support young people studying in class 9th and 10th from 20 schools across Bangalore (2 government schools and 18 low cost private schools). They also plan to extend this support to young adults from our two Career Connect Centres in Bommanahalli and KR Puram. Additionally, we also will provide Internet Data packages to all the young people for the next 3-6 months. This would allow them to upskill themselves and explore online opportunities to enter the world of online services or enhance their existing family ventures.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2021 -


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

New for COVID-19

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Remote Learning
  • Transition from school to work


  • School facilities

Cross-cutting areas

  • COVID-19 Response
  • Digital literacy
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Nutrition

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), School administrators, Teachers - female, Teachers - male, Youth


15 - 16

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

  • Orphans and vulnerable children

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Educational Technology

  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Digital devices for the purposes of studying, learning
  • Digital learning materials/programs
  • Online training


  • Food for peace/relief
  • Other nutritional supplementation
  • School feeding

Policy/legal environment

  • Public-private partnerships

Reducing economic barriers

  • Income-generating activities
  • Vouchers/grants

Women's empowerment programs

  • Advocacy/action

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased re-enrolment in school among out-of-school children
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved nutrition
  • Increased employment/job-related skills