About - The Dream Factory
The Dream Factory is a Zambian registered nonprofit social enterprise with a focus on education and skills development, health, youth advocacy, and youth empowerment. The organisation aims to get rid of the major burdens and problems that stand in the way of an individual’s success and transforms dreamers to visionaries through support in form of opportunities and resources that they need to accomplish their lifelong dreams.
When we are young, our minds are flared up with vivid imaginations of what we ought to be and where we want to go. Our dreams are boundless! Yet, the dreams we hold dear are quenched before we even begin our journey of pursuit. And some dreams are trampled on by both internal factors (like self-doubt) coupled with external factors (like hard pressing yet passing circumstances). The result is a society filled with a people leading unhappy lifestyles as a result of compromising or, even worse yet giving up, on their dreams. The streets, as well as workplaces, are filled with people working on careers they resent; and in universities, young ones dive into fields of study that lead them to become individuals they never imagined or wanted to become. Consequently, this leads to societies filled with less passionate and less creative individuals having an undermined ability to forge ahead – to drive innovation and to lead lives that impact society in positive ways unimaginable. It is, thus, not enough to just be a dreamer. While “everyone is a dreamer, not everyone is a visionary.” Young people, and the old alike, need to have a vision for them to achieve their dreams. That sheer tenacity to firmly grip one’s aspirations until fruition is why ‘The Dream Factory’ was created: To ensure that young people never give up on their lifelong dreams regardless of passing circumstances because visionaries don’t give up.