If our children today are the presumed leaders and change makers of tomorrow, shouldnâ€™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 itâ€™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 childrenâ€™s books. Winning IdeaBlobâ€™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. â€œEach 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.â€ 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,Â Dream Village donates a minimum of 50% of their profits to charitable causes based on votes cast by their readers.Â Pretty cool and awesomely noteworthy.
- 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
- Location:New York, NY, United States
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