photo by Dean Jacobs ©
What sparks your heart and makes it beat? In the book, Nandita climbs to the crystal cave to find the answer and to discover what her dreams for her life are. She longs to make a difference in the world, and her dreaming helps her see how to do that. Our dreams for our lives and our dreams for the world are an exciting part of being alive on the planet.
Some dreaming tribes place such importance on their dreams that they paint them on their faces the next morning. As Memon, the wise elder in the story, says, "Your dreams matter to all of us" because they help shape the world to come.
So what makes your heart sing? What do you hope for the planet and for all the beings who share the Earth? This is where you can share what you feel about these questions with other children. We would love to hear about your dreams and, like Nandita, we're asking you, "What's your dream? What's your dream for the world?"
Very soon you can come and tell us about your dreams. If you would like to know about or any of our events or news please sign up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
photo by Victoria Whelan ©
Welcome to the Nandita's Dream website.
This is a place where we encourage children to follow their dreams for themselves and for the planet.
It is also creating a community where children share their dreams and make connections.
Children's dreams are very important to us, as is children's safety, so we will personally moderate every comment uploaded. Please make sure your children never use their real names, indicate their precise location or reveal contact details; if any of these are included, the contribution will not pass moderation and will therefore not appear on the website. In the spirit of this website we will also choose to moderate on tone as well as content, and we hope in doing this that only positive aspirations and dreams will be shared.
We are human moderators who have carefully read guidelines that have been ratified legally and run by organisations such as the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), and we always premoderate – which means that the content is approved before publication.
For more information on this:
CEOP's thinkuknow website www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Internet Safety Zone www.internetsafetyzone.co.uk
Childnet International www.childnet-int.org/blogsafety
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act www.coppa.org
We would love to know your dreams for your children and for the world.
We also are very interested in your dreams as parents or elders, as people with experience. It would be great if you could tell us how you were able to achieve your dreams, as this would be a helpful resource to share. Also tell us: What inspires you? Who inspires you? What are your visions for the future?
First, like the children, you need to sign up and have your email address ratified before you can upload your dreams and advice.