The goal of project Dream on India is to leverage the innate, creative visualization skills of children to design the future of India and create the largest collection of dreams from children across the country. Dream On India 2.0 welcome dreams of children in multimedia format.
The steps provided below can be can be facilitated by educators or done by children with minimal adult supervision. Considering the current constraints of conducting this activity with kids in person, educators may choose to facilitate the steps via Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, FB live and other online video conferencing tools. Once the briefing and instructions have been provided (takes 15 min), the child can do the activity by themselves.
Any child up to 18 years of age can participate.
Children of all ethnicity, gender, religion, disability* and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome. What matters is their dream!
The first step is to allow children to dream about the India they want in the future. They can draw inspiration from their current environment, social, cultural, digital challenges, UN sustainability goals, among others.
There are 3 simple activities to be done over a 2 hour period (suggested). Children can choose to submit their dream in any of these forms.
Use A4, A3 or any large size paper. Child must mention Name, Age, School/Activity Center & Location on the face/front side of the drawing and letter (not back side).
As a reference, review the dreams provided below, or download the soft copy of the Book of Dreams (request here).
Note: No use of computers, smartphone or any digital technology to sketch or write the letter. Must be hand-written. We want to keep it as personalized as possible.
Educators sometimes tend to provide too much direction to children, due to their own excitement of showing a perspective. Please refrain from guiding the child to any particular issue that the neighborhood or country is facing. The child needs to think independently and only dream about what they care about, not from an adult’s point of view. Remember – children have the purest minds, untouched yet by conditioning and pragmatism. Let them express themselves freely!
All submissions are made online. Personal details such as Name, Age, School/Activity Center & Location are mandatory for providing credit.
☞ SINGLE CHILD/INDIVIDUAL submissions - please use this form (file size should be less than 10MB).
☞ MULTIPLE CHILDREN/PARTNER submissions - If sending multiple / large sized files (greater than 10 MB), click here to download the multi-child spreadsheet for easier data entry and following instructions on how to send the files.
You will be informed when your dream(s) is hosted on the Map of Dreams..
*♿︎ All children , including visually impaired and other children unable to sketch/write can submit their dream with an audio or video message on https://flipgrid.com/dreamonindia (2 min).
Deadline of submission: Open
Next Steps: Once we close the submissions, we will carry out the following steps.
Note to Schools, NGOs & Partners: Please take consent of the parents/school before conducting the activity and acquiring personal data about the child, unless they are submitting the dream directly to us. Note that the name, age, school, location, contact details are collected to identify the child's submission and provide credits to the child. None of this information will be shared with any third parties by Play2Transform Group - the curator of this social initiative.
Listen to audio overview of how to participate
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