About Us

  My Dream School

My Dream School is a project by International Movement for Community Development (IMCD) to provide underprivileged schools with much needed facilities. This initiative was motivated by the drawings by children of underprivileged schools which depicted their dream school when we requested them to express their hopes and dreams. We identify needy schools via referrals and conduct a need analysis after a field visit. These ideas are made a reality through the generous contributions and collaboration of various organizations and individuals. The project aims schools to create a stimulating learning ambience for students. The developments are supported by Sri Lankan donors. A partial contribution is made by Slovakian donors via Samaya Foundation.


  IMCD

International Movement for Community Development (IMCD) is an alliance of youth, established in 2012, with the vision to be the global role model in community focused social development. We are a registered Voluntary Social Services/Non-Governmental Organization (registration number L-149504) working towards the core principle of “From the society, to the society, with the society”.

  Samaya

Samaya is an initiative which started with two youth from Slovakia who wanted to improve the quality of education in Sri Lankan elementary schools. Their vision is to provide a well-rounded education for kids in Sri Lanka. SAMAYA aims to financially support needy schools in Sri Lanka every year in collaboration with IMCD which is the Sri Lankan partner.

We are currently working on ...

My Dream School VIII - January, 2017

Vilavaddavan Vinayakar Vidyalaya, Batticaloa District

With MDS VIII project we are reaching Vilavaddavan Vinayakar Vidyalaya in Eastern province. Currently the school provides education to 211 students and classes are conducted from Grade 1-9. We aim to raise funds to paint the walls, renovate the roofs and floors, repair the furniture, stock the library and create a western band in the school.


We have successfully completed ...

My Dream School VII - October, 2016

Lelwala Wickramasinhe Vidyalaya, Galle District

My Dream School team took a great leap by completing two projects in Jaffna and Galle with the assistance of HNB Bankers Union in October 2016. This small public school currently provides education to 66 students from Grade 1-11. The students of this school are mainly children living in the vicinity. They come from poverty stricken families striving to make their ends meet in the daily battle for survival. Most parents make a livelihood by working in tea estates and they are unable to provide the necessities for the children for their educational needs.

My Dream School VI - October, 2016

Eralaladi Shiva Mahajana Vidyalaya, Jaffna District

This school provides education to 129 students out of which 73 are male students and 56 are female students. The students are mainly children living in the vicinity. The school staff consists of 19 teachers and classes are conducted from grade 1 to 11. The school also has a special education teacher.

My Dream School V - June, 2016

Nallamudawa Vidyalaya, Eppawala, Anuradhapura District

My Dream School IV - January, 2016

Sri Sumanajothi Vidyalaya, Okkampitiya, Moneregala District

This small public school currently provides education to 268 students from Grade 1-11. The students of this school are mainly children living in the vicinity. They come from poverty stricken families striving to make their ends meet in the daily battle for survival. Most parents make a livelihood via farming and are unable to provide the necessities for the children for their educational needs. The area was also affected during the civil war which ended in 2009 affecting the education of the students in this area.

My Dream School III - July, 2015

Wathupitiya Vidyalaya

MDS III successfully contributed to help another needy school in Ratnapura, Wathupitiya Vidyalaya. Nivithigala, helping 326 deserving students.

My Dream School II - January, 2015

Jayawardana Primary School

The project helped 144 students from grade 1 to 5 at Jayawardana Primary School in Puttalam. This project was supported by Samaya Foundation.

My Dream School I - November, 2013

Mahakanadarawa Wam Iwura Yaya Vidyalaya

First School supported by My Dream School project in collaboration with IMCD was Mahakanadarawa Wam Iwura Yaya Vidyalaya in Mihintalaya. The project helped to uplift the education conditions of 176 students from grade 1 to 9. This project was supported by Julia and the kind donations of Samaya Foundation in Slovakia.

What people say

Julia Svandova
‎Julia Svandova

Every child deserves a proper education. My Dream School supported by Slovak foundation Samaya aims to bring this opportunity also to those, who are less fortunate. Because nothing you do for children is ever wasted.

Veronika Laginová
‎Veronika Laginová

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become" - Buddha. So let’s help children from underprivileged families to think of much better future because they deserve it :)

Vladimír Gažúr
‎Vladimír Gažúr

Let´s make their dreams come true as last time. Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Lividul Witharana
Lividul Witharana

My dream school is about volunteer engagement and community engagement coming together to deliver something effective to the society which would last forever.

Ayesha Hettiarachchi
Ayesha Hettiarachchi

Every child's dream is to be a better person some day. It is our duty to put the foundation and guide them in the right direction. I wanted to see their innocent dreams come true. I wanted to see them smile. So I joined My Dream School :)

Upul Senanayake
Upul Senanayake

The reason why we bring the students of the school to get involved in the project is, for them to understand what it takes to spruce up the school which would have them think twice before they cause a damage to it.

Zulaikha Careem
Zulaikha Careem

Magic do exist and you will believe in magic if you see the outcome of My Dream School. But the difference is, not a tap of the wand gets us to make a difference but a lot of effort put in and hardwork from different individuals is what makes My Dream School happen. You just got to believe in it.

Nalinda Somasundara
Nalinda Somasundara

Proper education creates an intelligent and righteous society. Together, let's lift up the education experience of children at underprivileged schools, to achieve their dream of proper education.

Lakmini Wahalathanthri
Lakmini Wahalathanthri

The greatest achievements in life are not what we do for ourselves but the sacrifices we make for others. MDS gave me that opportunity to make someone else's dream come true.

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 Address

15, Maya Mawatha, Nawinna, Maharagama, Western, Sri Lanka


 Email

info@imcds.org