Dream On International is a US-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has facilitated a number of life-changing programs in Africa for 12 years. In recent years, Dream On has focused its efforts on the rescue and rehabilitation of children, teenagers, and young adults who have been victims of expolitation and abuse, such as human trafficking, child labor, and sexual violence.
The Government of Ghana does not have an emergency post-rescue facility or witness protection program available to cater to victims of violent crimes. Teenagers are especially vulnerable, as they are not easy to place in foster care, and many take to the streets. Young adults with complex psycho-social issues require proper rehabilitation and reintegration to become successful and well-functioning citizens.
The Dream On Residential Home was established in 2011 to fill this gap and provide critical protection services. In collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Dream On provides holistic care in a family-style home for 12 residents and also offers academic scholarships and medical assistance as part of prevention care efforts to a number of vulnerable junior high, high school, and university students throughout the country.
Residents of the home receive individually tailored long-term care: education, tutoring, internships, medical care, psychological counseling, proper nutrition, extracurricular activities, and more. We empower young adults to become independent and productive citizens of their communities and help them realize their dreams.
To date, six former participants in our rescue program have completed college and entered the work force, nine are currently enrolled in college, three have graduated from high school and completed vocational training, seven are completing high school this coming September, ten completed high school and were reintegrated with family by DSW, seventeen are currently enrolled in either junior high school or high school, four small businesses were established, one child is enrolled in the School for the Blind, and a number of children were under the care of Dream On for temporary witness protection and/or in need of temporary assistance for DSW cases. We have also celebrated two marriages of young adults who completed schooling through the Dream On prevention program.
In the wake of COVID, donations to International programs have decreased significantly creating instability for nonprofits that cater to some of the most vulnerable populations. Please consider donating towards educational fees and operating costs of the Dream On Rehabilitation Home and help us to continue our important work in Ghana.
Of note: It is the policy of Dream On International to protect the privacy and safety of children who are part of our Rescue Program. Thus, we do not post photos of their faces or reveal their actual names. Thank you for understanding our commitment to ensure the safety and dignity of women and children who are sponsored by Dream On International. To learn more about Dream On, go to DreamOn.org.