ORGANIZATION’S BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The foundation was established in July 2016 and was registered on the 12 January 2017 as a Non-profit Organization under the Department of Social Development. Its registration number is 183-270 NPO; it is also registered as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO). I AM A DREAMER FOUNDATION is a child-focused initiative that was founded by four community-minded youth as a response to increasing number of (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) OVCs. The foundation was founded by Mr. Mpakanyane Moeketsi Simon (BA Soc. Work Degree, Diploma in Leadership and Management) and Mr. Sebothome Katlego (Cert. in Gender Based Violence, Cert. Money Skills, Peoples skills, entrepreneur skills and an ambassador of Gender Based Violence, Health and Occupation Certificate) with the assistance of Miss Sebothome Keotshepile and Kgololosego Mogapi. The vision of the foundation caught the interest of other youth from the community who later joined us. I Am A Dreamer Foundation is located in Freedom Park, Rustenburg, North West Province in South Africa. There are over 180 OVCs registered under our program based on the statistics of September 2018 and the registration is still continuing.
MISSION (Why do we exist?)
Our mission is to educate and empower children, the next generation of change agents, whose dreams and actions transform the future of South Africa, Africa, and the World.
We are going to achieve this through educating children to confidently address life’s challenges, thrive in the global economy and catalyze positive change.
VISION (What is the future we seek to bring about?)
• Helping dreamers become achievers.
We want the communities in which each child has the opportunity of optimum growth and development, and each family is able to provide the best for its children.
The foundation seeks to enhance the material, physical, cognitive and emotional well-being of orphans and other vulnerable children and their caregivers through a structured system of family strengthening, care and support.
The foundation also aims to protect and promote the best interests and welfare of Orphans and Vulnerable children.
The foundation again seeks to enable children to overcome social problems through economic empowerment of individuals, families and communities.