Dream Village: Children’s Books with a Social Purpose

Written by on April 14, 2009 in Education, Resources, Videos - 2 Comments

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If our children today are the presumed leaders and change makers of tomorrow, shouldn’t we be raising them with a unique sense of global awareness, cultural adeptness and tangible knowledge of how many of their peers in the developing world live? Well, we sure think so. And it’s not just us folks here at SocialEarth who think so but also the folks over at Dream Village.

Dream Village takes is a unique, fresh and intelligent spin on teaching children in the developed world about children in the developing world via a series of children’s books. Winning IdeaBlob’s $10,000 cash prize late last year, the company is seriously changing the way in which we teach children about their less fortunate peers. “Each book relates a true story about children who overcame difficult environmental, economic, or social challenges. For example, the first book tells how the children in a small village in Mozambique helped the village overcome its need for a dependable water source.” These stories raise awareness and empathy for less-privileged people around the world, and encourage proactive efforts to make the world a better place.

According to Co-founder Suneet Bhatt,  Dream Village donates a minimum of 50% of their profits to charitable causes based on votes cast by their readers.  Pretty cool and awesomely noteworthy.

Dream Village

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  • Uses picture books to teach children about social , environmental, or economic issues and empowers them to make a difference
  • Organization Type: Non-Profit
  • Website: www.dream-village.org
  • Founder(s):Suneet Bhatt, Matt Eisenberg
  • Founded:2008
  • Location:New York, NY, United States
  • See complete company list here

Image Source: dream-village.org

Naiomi

Naiomi is passionate about business for good and social entrepreneurship. As co-founder of SocialEarth, she hopes to help create an information platform enabling those doing good to share their stories with those those seeking to help and are interested in moving our world forward.

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  • http://www.nepallibrary.org Sharad Babu Shrestha

    Dear sir,

    Greetings from Nepal!
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    We are very much impressed and interested to have program in Nepal. Please let me know how what is the procidure for program in Nepal. I would be very happy to help the organization.

    Look forward to hear from you.

    Sincerely,

    Sharad Babu Shrestha
    President – Nepal Reading Association
    Director – Nepal Library Foundation