Asia → India

Dream A Dream

Empowering vulnerable young people to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast changing world

India

Use soccer to empower young people from vulnerable backgrounds with the life skills necessary to overcome adversity  

On your the third half experience you will:

  • Play friendly soccer matches against local teams on beautiful fields
  • Volunteer with community programs like
  • Visit Akshardham temple, the Red Fort and the Lahore Gate in the bustling city of Delhi
  • Ride an elephant at Mattupetty
  • Tour the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Take High Tea in Munnar
  • Experience Kerala’s beaches and watch the traditional Theyyam Indian Dance at the Kerala Folklore Theatre Museum
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime

Day 1

Depart from Home for New Delhi, India

Day 2

Arrival at Airport in Delhi. Transfer to accommodations, Check in at hotel. Welcome meeting and briefing with Dream a Dream Delhi team.

Day 3

Tour the Akshardham temple. Visit the Lahori Gate, main gate to the Red Fort, iconic symbol of India and UNESCO world heritage site.  Visit My Angels Academy, playing soccer with children living in the Slums of Vikaspuri. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 1:  Global Leadership and International Development.

Day 4

Visit the impressive Lotus Temple Bahá’í House of Worship. Tour and lunch at the Dilli Haat Market, an open-air food plaza and craft bazaar. Transfer to Agra.

Day 5

Take a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. Visit the nearby Agra Fort, former imperial residence of the Mughal Empire. Tour the Mehtab Bagh garden complex. Visit Wildlife SOS project, a local animal rescue sanctuary.

Day 6

Travel back to Delhi from Agra, and fly to Bangalore. Welcome meeting with Dream a Dream Bangalore. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 2:  Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.

Day 7

Bangalore city tour. Field Visit to Life Skills Through Football session at Stella Mary’s School. Play friendly game against a local team.

Day 8

Visit Dream a Dream center and meet with local kids. Life Skills through Arts Session at The Annaswamy School in Fraser town. Social and Emotional Intelligence Workshop 3:  Sustainable Community Development and Social Inclusion.

Day 9

Attend a ‘Graduates’ practice session. Play game of pick up against local kids. Dinner excursion to local food scene.

Day 10

Visit Life Skills Through Football program at Murghesh Palya School. 5 vs. 5 mini soccer tournament. Farewell Activity with Dream a Dream Bangalore.

Day 11

Transfer to airport and fly to Kochi, Kerala.

Day 12

Take an elephant ride at Mattupetty. Participate in local sightseeing. Take High Tea in Munnar.

Day 13

Visit Andhakaranazhi Beach. Experience a typical local market. Watch Theyyam Indian Dance group at the Kerala Folklore Theatre Museum.

Day 14

Check out of hotel and transfer to airport. Fly home. Arrive home.

EXPERIENCE INCLUDES

  • All required ground transportation throughout your trip (airport transfers included).
  • All soccer training sessions.
  • All community service and educational activities.
  • All cultural and sightseeing activities.
  • Use of training facilities for soccer practice sessions.
  • Water during all practices.
  • 2-3 soccer games against local teams.
  • Full board during your stay in India (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • 12 nights accommodation.
  • A full time Tour Supervisor on-call 24 hours a day.
  • Cancellation and medical insurance.

Carry-on

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

Important reminders

  • Ear buds
  • Change of clothes
  • Reuseable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to travel form
  • Emergency contacts
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Two passport photos (needed for Visa)
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera

Appropriate attire for service projects– students should be wearing Bermuda or basketball length shorts or pants. This is especially important to females. T-shirts should cover the chest and shoulders- nothing too low cut, and no undergarments should ever be showing.Appropriate attire for touring– students will be visiting temples and museums throughout their program. All students will be expected to have their shoulders and knees covered. Please be sure to bring at least one pair of lightweight capris and t-shirts that are modest (no v-neck/low cut tees).*Business casual outfit– a long sleeved collared shirt and lightweight trousers will work best for boys. A long skirt and appropriate shirt is ideal for girls.

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