Join Dream a Dream and be the change-maker that will help them give access to education to hundreds of young people.
Join the third half as we take you to India, where you’ll experience the rich history of this beautiful country, from the majesty of the Taj Mahal to ancient temples and bustling markets in Delhi to the sprawling metropolis of Nagpur. In India one encounters both the modern and the old world in constant juxtaposition, as Western culture meets traditional values.
Experience all this colorful and energetic country has to offer, from its wild passion for ‘Bollywood’ and sport to its colorful local festivals and street vendors. You’ll also learn first-hand about the very real social challenges in one of the world’s poorest countries and experience how soccer is helping kids growing up in the overcrowded slums of cities like Delhi and Nagpur.
Delhi is all at once chaotic and calm, where cows wander the streets amongst the teeming rickshaw cabs thronging around sites of historical wonder. The 17th century Red Fort is a mass of domes and turrets, while Chandni Chowk market is an exercise in friendly haggling. Travelers and locals flock to the India Gate, the national monument of India that honors the soldiers who died in World War I and the Third Afghan War and of course the nearby, world-famous Taj Mahal in nearby Agra.
You’ll visit My Angels Academy, which uses sport to provide hope and education to children living in the slums of Vikaspuri.
DAY 1: Depart for New Delhi, India.
DAY 2: Arrival at Airport in Delhi. Check in at hotel. Welcome meeting and briefing with Slum Soccer.
DAY 3: Tour the Akshardham Temple. Visit the Red Fort’s Lahori Gate. Visit My Angels Academy in the slums of Vikaspuri. the third half curriculum workshop #1 – Global Citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals.
DAY 4: Visit to Lotus Temple. Lunch at Dilli Hasta Market, an open-air food plaza and craft bazaar. Transfer to Agra.
DAY 5: Sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal and nearby Agra Fort. Visit Wildlife SOS project, a local animal rescue sanctuary.
DAY 6: Travel back to Delhi from Agra, and fly to Nagpur. Welcome meeting with Slum Soccer of Nagpur. Dinner and quiz night at hotel. the third half curriculum workshop #2 – Conscious Leadership.
DAY 7: Visit Slum Soccer Center and participate in life skills training through soccer. Visit Shakti Girls program, empowering girls through English and computer skills Dinner experience with entertainment at Chokar Dhani.
DAY 8: Visit Young Leadership Training program. Local home visit with a Slum Soccer family.
DAY 9: Visit Project EduKick, teaching kids math through soccer. Dinner excursion by Vishnuji Ki Rasoi, a famous chef in Central India. the third half curriculum workshop #3 – Sustainable Development Goal #4 – Quality Education.
DAY 10: Visit Ramtek Temple, important Hindu religious site. Participate in Project Youngstars, a residential soccer training program for talented youth. Dinner with Project Youngstars Players.
DAY 11: Check out of the hotel. Lunch & visit Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. Visit to Poona Chambers and souvenir shopping at Nagpur Eternity Mall. Transfer to the airport.
DAY 12: Travel day. Arrive home
Dream a Dream uses soccer to help young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast-changing world using a creative, life skills approach. Dream a Dream works directly with young people through its After School Life Skills and Career Connect programs, using sport and art as a medium to engage and develop critical life skills. Thanks to your visit, Dream a Dream will be able to provide year-round youth soccer activities, and help us buy new equipment and materials, refreshments, and pay for teacher salaries.