Dreamr is a social enterprise that focuses on supporting children’s education by collaborating with startups, corporates, and the Ministry of Education (MOE)
Through the sale of products inspired by the children's creativity, as well as offering social-impact projects to companies across all industries in Malaysia, Dreamr is able to help support schoolkids in underprivileged communities.
Working closely with MOE, Dreamr is able to identify states, districts, schools, and even specific students who need help. With approval from the ministry, they are then able to provide educational and social support.
Together with DHL Express, Dreamr recently delivered backpacks to two remote schools in Sarawak
SK Kampung Sawai in Daro and SK Nanga Peraran in Kapit are the first schools to receive brand new Dreamr backpacks for all their incoming students.
Committed to funding more backpacks to other remote schools, Dreamr continues to sell its products online and through its retail partner A Piece of Malaysia (APOM).
The coolest thing is that the kids are part of the creative process!
With the support of MOE, Dreamr organised a state-wide art competition themed Malaysian Wildlife among remote primary schools in Sarawak.
Hundreds of kids participated and the competition resulted in the creation of T-shirts and other products featuring the winning artwork! The sales of the children's creations fund backpacks and other supplies for the participating schools.
Meet Reynold. His winning T-shirt design helped fund new backpacks for his schoolmates! <3
“We are also thrilled to be able to finally complete the full cycle of our program, which hopefully inspires young generations to believe in themselves, seeing that even young children from remote schools can create products of value that can in turn support their own communities,” said Dreamr co-founder, Stan Zabolotsky.
Last month, Dreamr made headlines for their collaboration with HappyFresh. Together they provided healthy breakfasts to students at a school in Cheras.
HappyFresh and Dreamr provided healthy breakfast to primary school students
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Kuala Lumpur, July 29th, 2020 - HappyFresh, Southeast Asia’s leading online grocery service provider, together with Dreamr, a social enterprise which focuses on supporting children’s education, provided healthy breakfast to students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Cheras.
Upon approval by the Ministry of Education, the breakfast meals consisting of products sponsored by Goodday, Tropicana and Oat Krunch aside from assorted fruits and muesli bars were provided to over 150 students in attendance while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines.
[L-R, (Edward Emilio (Brand Manager of HappyFresh), Frieza Porizka (Marketing Manager of HappyFresh), Adrian Lafage (Co-founder of Dreamr), Stan Zabolotsky (Co-founder of Dreamr), Mr. Muzafar Shah (Headmaster)]. Below (L-R, Tamyrea Ganes, Hari Kishan Yellanki - Volunteer).
Apple Boy and the co-founders of Dreamr explained about healthy breakfast to the student.
Hu Hun Hui, Managing Director of HappyFresh Malaysia said, “We would like to thank Dreamr for the opportunity to be a part of this project. Preserving health has been at the core of our service, by providing our customers with freshly handpicked groceries from their favourite supermarkets in the most convenient way possible.” He added, “Many of the leading causes of death in Malaysia, such as obesity and diabetes, have stemmed from unhealthy eating habits and we believe by consuming nutritious breakfast daily would bring about a positive and long-lasting change in those numbers.”
Dreamr has been collaborating with startups, corporates, and the Ministry of Education to create targeted and meaningful social impact in the education space. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with HappyFresh to welcome students back to school after MCO with a fun pack of the nutrients they need to power up their creative minds.” Said Adrian Lafage, Co-founder of Dreamr.
During the Movement Controlled Order (MCO), HappyFresh has been hard at work by delivering groceries to families across Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Penang, from over 250 supermarkets and specialty stores to doorsteps across the various cities and states. Popular store names include AEON, Tesco, Giant, Village Grocers and more.
A student outside SK Seri Cheras with the breakfast bag.
New social enterprise to support rural-based schoolchildren's education
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KUALA LUMPUR, 2nd December 2019 – Dreamr Sdn Bhd (“Dreamr”), a unique social enterprise in pursuit of creating better education experience for rural-based schoolchildren, has been launched today in collaboration with Malaysia’s Ministry of Education (“MOE”).
The social enterprise was established by its two founders to provide an avenue for the students in the most remote schools in Sarawak to be self-sustaining by producing marketable products and selling the items online and through retail partners.
Founders of Dreamr Stan Zabolotsky and Adrian Lafage said: “This year, the theme of the competition was Malaysian wildlife, and we are thrilled that over 400 students across 30 schools in Sarawak participated and created amazing artwork with strong messages. Besides raising awareness of the beautiful nature of Sarawak, we hope to draw attention to relevant environmental concerns such as deforestation. What is better than an urge from the young ones to take care of the environment for future generations?”
Dreamr was established to provide an avenue for students in remote schools in Sarawak to be self-sustaining by producing marketable products and selling the items online and through retail partners.
Dreamr will be printing the top drawings from the competition onto T-shirts, and for each T-shirt sold, a school backpack will be sent to a student in one of the participating schools.
Stan and Adrian are confident that within months, they will be able to supply hundreds of students with the much-needed backpacks to support their education. “With this, Dreamr will be a social enterprise platform that does not rely on donations, we can be self-sustaining,” Stan and Adrian added.
“It is our vision to prove that selling marketable products is a more sustainable way to create an ongoing flow of support for the social cause, especially when the products showcase the artistic creativity of the children,” Stan and Adrian said.
In the near future, Dreamr plans to organise such competitions across Malaysia as a yearly event. The objective is to educate the students on various important topics and raising awareness of these topics through their product sales. As the platform grows, Dreamr plans to launch other social programs focused on education, including scholarships
“As both of us are expatriates, many have wondered why we are doing this, and the reality is that this started just as a side project for us that we worked on in the evenings after work, but the more we worked on it, the more passionate we become, seeing the excitement of the participating students and the impact we can make on their lives,” Stan and Adrian said.