dreamfly: Around the world
One hundred days. One million lives denigrated, vilified, slandered, lost. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda happened in our life-times. Just seventeen years ago. When dreamfly visited Rwanda in August 2011, and heard first-hand stories of people who lost all their loved ones, saw their siblings and children being murdered, it felt incomprehensible how someone could live through that and continue on with their lives. It feels to be beyond human capacity to then forgive, reconcile, and love, and let be loved, to build a better future.
Come learn about dreamfly in Rwanda.
In the interiors of West Bengal, there are still villages where it is a common practice to clean your house with sacred water after a Muslim enters a Hindu’s house. Muslims are considered to be ‘sinful’ in these parts of Bengal. In the Muslim community, Hindus are viewed as the oppressors and treated with distrust and disdain. Unfortunately, emotions of such ill will have filtered down to the next generation and despite being a part of the same community, Hindus and Muslims in Bengal remain segregated.
It is our goal to bring together the Hindu-Muslim community in Bengal through technology and work to ensure that the coming generations no longer fall victim to such distrust.
Two amazing projects in Pakistan:
We invite you to explore the stories of the children of Karachi by paging through the photobook.
In fall 2007, we started working on building a primary school in Akri, a small village in rural Pakistan. We met our goal of raising $150,000 for our first dreamfly school and it started operation in fall 2008. 8 students showed up on the first day of school. A year later, we have 145 1st and 2nd grade students coming to school every day!
The dreamfly –Rubia collaboration funding De Las Kar Women’s Center ran from June 2010 thru July 2011. During the duration of this project, a women’s center was established in the Campha neighborhood of Jalalabad serving women in that poverty stricken and depressed area with classes in vocational skills training, basic literacy / numeracy, civics and human rights, and health and hygiene. The opening of the Center coincided with the implementation of a new Rubia initiative ‘Threads of Change’. As a result women from several ethnic groups in Jalalabad and the surrounding area including Pashai, Nuristani, and Pashtun, joined together for programs at the Center.