New Delhi: "If you can dream it, you can do it" – Walt Disney

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has embarked on the project with a belief, 'every child has a dream, and each dream is valid.' It is dreams, thoughts, and aspirations that make a child.

Identifying children with uncommon dreams and facilitating them in realising their dreams, under the guidance of a mentor was how 'Giving every Dream A Chance' came into existence. Under this initiative, children have been receiving mentorship and training in areas of their interest.

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REASONS BEHIND THIS INITIATIVE:

The motive behind the project is to assure the children that their dreams are valid as well as promote their dreams to become true.

The initiative has scaled up to provide training and mentorship in 15 government schools to more than 200 children in the field of Dance, Theatre, Origami, Math, Science, English and Football, with the support of other organisations and individual mentors.

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME:

This unique programme was launched in 2016 at the Vivanta by Taj by Chief Guest, Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, a benevolent supporter of Akshaya Patra.

The event was presided over by Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in the presence of Mohandas Pai who also serves as an independent trustee of the foundation.

The project is an endeavour to make the dreams come true for the three Akshaya Patra beneficiaries who were exclusively selected out of the multitudes of children that auditioned across 40 schools in Bangalore.

TWO-MONTH LONG MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME:

Recognising the passion of children, Akshaya Patra assisted them with a two-month long mentorship programme wherein the children were coached, groomed and guided by the experts in their concerned fields.

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Now, an event is being organised to showcase the talents of these beneficiary children where a few eminent personalities from the entertainment world to grace the occasion.

DETAILS ON THE PROGRAMME:

Date of event: April 14
Time: 6 pm onwards
Venue: Vivanta by Taj, Yeshwanthpur

Source: IndiaToday           Dated: April 9, 2018