About One Dream Foundation
What is One Dream Foundation?
One Dream Foundation has remained the same since its founding in March 2007 by Betty Phiri Chibwe and Oliver Chibwe.: to “promote the value of giving to humanity”. This approach is intended to produce such breakthrough work and giving in health, poverty, education, social and access to technology in developing countries globally.
Now, as at our founding, we work to identify and resolve some of the world’s most pressing problems in developing countries. Yet, while our mission has not changed, the world around us has, and we and our work must change with it, and are doing so. We campaign with respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. We are asking our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and poverty, basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.
We work on the ground in communities, colleges and churches across the the globe. Fight global AIDS and poverty. Increase effective international assistance, making trade fair, and fighting corruption. Everyone can join the fight.
What is One Dream Foundation Creed?
"WE BELIEVE that in helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest countries overcome AIDS and poverty.
Promote fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional support for basic needs - education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans - would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries.
WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice at a time - to make a better, safer world for all."
What does One Dream Foundation aim to do?
The goal of the One Dream Foundation is to make sure that humanity—no matter where they live—get equal and fair chance to live a healthy, productive life. As a foundation, we choose a limited set of issues each year, develop expertise in them and bring together partners to tackle them with most enormous impact globally. This is the way we are working to give back and improve humanity, and it is the best investment we can make to any humanity.
One Dream Foundation will “pick a theme” each year from our core programs, focusing on health, poverty, education, social and access to technology to implement.
Who supports One Dream Foundation?
Ordinary people like you from every state and walk of life – who have lent their voices to One Dream Foundation and signing the One Dream Foundation creed.Wearing blue/white bands as a show of support for ending poverty and global AIDS. Ordinary people spreading the word in churches, coffee shops, on television, college campuses and the Internet.
By directing the support and providing for the most basic needs, fighting the corruption that wastes precious resources – we can help transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries. By increasing effective development assistance for children into grade school; we can help provide water to people around the globe; we can save young children from dying of diseases that could be prevented with low-cost measures like vaccinations or a well for clean water.
We partner with the world's poorest countries, where increased assistance flows toward improved governance and initiatives with proven track records. Effective development assistance builds goodwill, hope and opportunity.
Who is behind One Dream Foundation?
A coalition of a Chibwe family, non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. One Dream Foundation was orignally founded by Betty Phiri Chibwe and Oliver Chibwe. Learn more about One Dream Foundation leadership. Click here.
Why should I join One Dream Foundation?
By joining One Dream Foundation, you show our leaders that you want to do more to respond to the emergency of AIDS and poverty. One Dream Foundation aims to bring the voices of every person together with ONE message and ONE purpose: Focusing on health, poverty, education, social and access to technology for all is and has been a core fundamental of humanity for humanity by humanity no matter where they live. One Dream Foundation is asking for your voice to help our elected leaders live up to their commitment to our Goals and do our share to make poverty history.
What does the blue/white band mean?
By wearing blue/white bands in support of One Dream Foundation.This is an international symbol of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty. You might be a teacher, doctor or mother. You might wear it to school, church or a concert. Whenever and wherever you wear a One Dream Foundation blue/white band, without even saying a word, you are making the statement that you want more and better international assistance, debt cancellation and trade reform, and that you want to be part of a movement that is calling for a people to join a great cause ever in this generation.
How can I really make a difference?
By signing the One Dream Foundation creed – you are making the statement that you want more and better international assistance, debt cancellation and trade reform, and that you want to be part of a movement that is calling for a people to join a great cause ever in this generation. All of us have a tremendous opportunity to take action and influence those closest to us by learning and talking about these issues. From Barack Obama to Dr. King to Nelson Mandela, history shows us that big changes start with small actions. Together as One Dream Foundation, we can start to make poverty history. We are gaining momentum all the time, and helping save lives and rebuild futures around the world with every victory.
What can I do to get involved with One Dream Foundation?
Start by signing the One Dream Foundation creed and lending your voice to the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty. Next, tell your friends by sending an e-mail encouraging the people you know to get involved. You can also join ordinary people wearing the blue/white band. Wearing a blue/white band is something YOU can do, today, in your neighborhood. You can also get involved with One Dream Foundation locally. One Dream Foundation volunteers are active across the world and are ready to help you use your voice in your community and beyond.
Is One Dream Foundation a partisan coalition?
One Dream Foundation is a campaign in which ordinary people do not have to take a side – there is only One Dream Foundation side in the fight against global AIDS and poverty. One Dream Foundation believes that ordinary people agree that we can reach across political divides to do something extraordinary, together. It is in the best humanity tradition of helping others help themselves that could change the world as we see it today.
Can I volunteer for One Dream Foundation?
If you would like to volunteer, please see Act Now and find out how you can become involved in the campaign in your area.
Donations and Fundraising
Please contact One Dream Foundation Team at K@krystodrym.com or call us at +636 236-9223
How is One Dream Foundation funded?
The One Dream Foundation Campaign is funded through private, public foundations and through sales of merchandise and non-tax deductible donations. And by ordinary people like YOU! We say thank you.
What if I am a company or corporation that would like to get involved?
Please see our Contact Us page.
Wait! I still have a question. How can I contact One Dream Foundation?
Please see the Contact Us page to find out the best way to reach the department you need.