Each and every human being possesses creative potential.
This creativity may be buried deep inside some of us, but it’s there, as we are all created in the image of the Creator, Himself. Because of this built-in creativity, we all have the ability to create! However, while creativity may be part of our human design, it must be cultivated.
“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
In the United States, creativity is commonly developed within most education systems. Think back to your early childhood years: how many times were you encouraged to draw, build with blocks, or simply use your imagination? The most likely answer to this question is many times, each day. Now, imagine an education system with rote memorization, in which children are taught how to memorize information, but not how to creatively think for themselves. The repercussions of this education style are enormous, and unfortunately, this is how most education work in Nepal—unless you attend the Dream School.
At the Dream School, the teaching focuses not only on gaining knowledge but also on developing critical and creative thinking skills. As a result, the students become lifelong independent learners. We create an environment where students are valued and have the freedom to express themselves. All ideas and opinions may be examined openly and objectively. We strive to provide students with opportunities to develop their gifts and talents academically, socially, physically, and creatively. This is in great contrast to the rote-memorization teaching method, which limits learning to simply memorize information given, rather than creative thinking.
Meet Aedesh. He is 15 years old and lives in one of our Children’s Homes, Holy Home. Aedesh’s mother died after the birth of his youngest sibling. His father was no longer able to care for his children, so he brought Aedesh and his brother to be cared for by Holy Home. Currently, Aedesh attends the Dream School and is thriving. He loves physical activity and working creatively with tools and objects.
“I have learned many things since coming to the Dream School, like how to be creative. We have to use our minds and cannot copy from others.”
– Dream School Student
Through the Dream School, many children will become independent, creative thinkers who have the opportunity to become the difference makers of their generation within their nation! We invite you to be a part of providing this opportunity for children by donating to our Dream School.