Vishal Talreja, an Ashoka Fellow, founded Dream A Dream in 1999 at the age of 20. The venture seeks to empower children from vulnerable backgrounds by developing life skills and at the same time sensitizing the community through active volunteering leading to a non-discriminatory society where unique differences are appreciated. Over the years, Dream a Dream has enhanced the lives of about 3000 children from vulnerable backgrounds and engaged over 1500 active volunteers who represent an increasingly sensitive community.
Here is the story of "how I became a social entrepreneur" from the horse's mouth:
...and what Dream a Dream does, and How: