We work for the wellbeing of young people in cities through the development of creative, activist, and resilient urban space.
 
 
 

CREATING SPACE
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
IN CITIES

Welcome to Dreamtown. We’re a Danish NGO working for the wellbeing of young people in cities. We work in slums, which are home to more than one billion people worldwide. Together with local grassroots, we create spaces where young people can feel safe, be creative, and dare to dream.

 
 
 
 
 
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NEWS

URBAN AFRICA

Dreamtown’s work takes place in urban slums across Africa. The current focus of our projects are cities in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, and Uganda.

 
 
 
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HOW WE WORK

Dreamtown’s work is anchored within the three strategic pillars of research, action and stories. Each pillar contributes toward increasing the wellbeing of young people in cities.

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RESEARCH

In partnership with researchers, students, and academic institutions, we engage in solid data collection. The research we do focus on the state of youth wellbeing in urban slums. We use this knowledge to guide how we work and engage in evidence driven advocacy.

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ACTION

The core development actions we undertake focus on creating space. In partnership with local grassroots and activist youth, we transform slums into safe and green environments which foster creativity, ignite dreams, bring people together, and equip young people with knowledge. 

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STORIES

In partnership with multi-media professionals and young local documentarists, we develop stories that investigate young people’s perspective on life in the city . We use these stories to broadcast the voice of young people and to reframe the often negative narratives that dominate our understanding of slums.

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