Audacious Dreams Foundation


Alone we can do little, Together we can do so much – Helen Keller Audacious Dreams believes partnership will make huge difference in the community. We are closely working with various national and international partners, network and associations for the empowerment of young people


Audacious Dreams Foundation is working with Commutiny since 2013 from project varies from UNFPA sponsored unManifesto, 5th Space, Film festival, CYC forum, Samjhotho Express, UNICEF Adolescent Youth Consultation, etc.

 ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) was set up in 2008  to promote the rights of young people for participation, development and leadership.

ComMutiny represents the ‘mutiny’ within that evolves when we work  deeply in diverse  communities. ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC) is a collective of nearly 50 youth led and youth engaging organizations that work in collaboration to promote youth leadership by creating what we call ‘ 5th Space’ across the country.


Commonwealth Youth Sports for Development and Peace(CYSDP) , Commonwealth Secretariat


Audacious Dreams Foundation working with CYSDP on various capacities to promote sports for development and peace. ADF’s Founder Dinesh Gajendran serving has been serving in the board of CYSDP in the capacity as Asia Regional Representative. We have been involved with CYSDP on various platforms including Annual General Body Meeting during Commonwealth Games 2014 which drafted policies which has been endorsed in Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting 2014. ADF has been roped in as resource person and consultant for the 

Commonwealth Sports and Post 2015 Forum held at Wembley Stadium, London to frame policies for the member governments. ADF contributed for the preparation “Youth Advocacy Toolkit” on Sports for Development and Peace and also conducted many training workshops in India, Srilanka and during Commonwealth Youth Forum 2015, Commonwealth Sports breakfast aligned with Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting(CHOGM), Malta .


The Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace Network (CYSDP) promotes the use of sport as a tool for achieving development objectives in youth development.CYSDP is proudly supported by Commonwealth Secretariat

Its members, with a diversity of experiences and cultural backgrounds, aim to be: ‘The leading voice for youth in the Commonwealth towards promoting best practices in sport for development and peace in their respective societies—by targeting young people and policy makers.’

The CYSDP has three main strategic themes, which are to ‘Advocate, Educate and Demonstrate’ to their peers the benefits of using sport as a tool for development





ADF’s Founder and Executive Director served has Steering Committee member and Asia Regional Representative for Commonwealth Students Association. ADF have been represented in “Girl Summit” London, hosted by HE. Hon David Cameroon, Prime Minister of UK. Asia Youth Ministers meeting,

The Commonwealth Students Association (CSA) unifies and represents the needs and aspirations of national student councils and other student organisations in the Commonwealth. It was launched in 2012 at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM) in Mauritius, where student leaders gathered to make recommendations on the current issues in education and strengthen their role in the Commonwealth education sector. The main aims of the CSA are ‘to promote unity among student organisations in Commonwealth countries; to protect the rights of Commonwealth students and to contribute actively to the development of student movements; and to create an environment for student unions and student movements to build their respective and collective capacities, to freely express and advocate’.

The CSA is supported by the Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat and is led by a steering committee It plays an instrumental role in the planning of the Commonwealth Students Congress, the largest gathering of students across the Commonwealth. The inaugural Commonwealth Students Congress was held in The Bahamas in June 2015.


The International Award for Young People (IAYP),India

The International Special Project of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme

Audacious Dreams Foundation is partnered with Award Programme Foundation as  Youth Engaging Society (YES) Centre of The International Award for Young People. Audacious Dreams Foundation’s continued commitment to making a difference to the lives of young people resulted “Challenge India- Empowering Young People through Sports and Experiential Learning project” has been awarded with International Special Project grant founded by the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. Special Projects was created in 1999 by HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO. ADF’s focuses on young people who are at risk, marginalised, or who might not otherwise be able to participate in the youth development programme due to circumstance or social context.


The International Award is an exciting self-development programme for all young people worldwide. It equips them with life skills, builds their confidence and engages them with their communities. To date more than seven million young people from over 144 countries have undertaken a variety of voluntary and challenging activities through the Award.

It began in 1956 in the UK, where it is known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award founded by HRH Prince Philip. Over the last 55 years it has spread across the globe, because the philosophy and the format have proved attractive and adaptable to many cultures

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)

Audacious Dreams Foundation has been recognized as “YOUTH RESOURCE CENTRE by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development in association with Institute of Youth Affairs and Social Development, which plays key role as Nodal Agency for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The YRC will provide the basic facility for the Youth and also act as catalyst for the empowering the young generation. To make youth a productive human resource we need to provide them Social, Economical, Psychological and Educational, Employment support at right time

The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (rgniyd), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, is an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament No. 35/2012 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The RGNIYD was set up in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act, XXVII of 1975.


The Institute functions as a think-tank of the Ministry and premier organization of youth-related activities in the country. As the apex institute at the national level, it works in close cooperation with the NSS, NYKS and other youth organizations in the implementation of training programmes. The Institute is a nodal agency for training youth as a facilitator of youth development activities in rural, urban as also tribal areas.

Commonwealth Youth Council(CYC)

Audacious Dreams Foundation is a Full member of Commonwealth Youth Council. (ADF’s Founder Dinesh Gajendran is the first ever Indian nominated for the position of Chairperson for the Commonwealth Youth Council during Commonwealth Youth Forum, Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting-CHOGM, Malta )

The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the largest and most diverse youth-led organization in the world. It is the recognized voice of more than 1.2 billion young people in

the commonwealth. It was established by the Heads of Governments in the commonwealth in line with the Commonwealth Charter. It is an exciting inclusive initiative that seeks to communicate, engage and advocate for youth led participation. The CYC is an independent entity responsible for youth representation in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Youth Council is as a youth-led organisation which aims to further advance the youth development agenda; and to ensure a relevant, vibrant, effective, and prosperous Commonwealth in the 21st century and beyond. The primary objectives of the Council are: a) To contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Commonwealth; b) To mainstream young people into the work of the Commonwealth at all levels; c) To centre for mobilise the voices and actions of young people in the advancement of youth across the Commonwealth d) To advocate for governments meaningfully engage young people in its representation internationally e) To be a centre for information on youth work and development f) To partner with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other Commonwealth organisations with a focus on youth development o0n behalf of young people

National Youth Services Council (NYSC) Srilanka, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Govt of Srilanka

Audacious Dreams has been working with NYSC,Srilanka for promoting Global understanding for sustainable development through Inter-Country Youth Forum/Exchange Programme which helps our fellow youth to create peace talks, civic responsibility, culture understanding, policy exchange, volunteerism, field visits etc.  We see opportunity for youth to develop and engage with societal issues to be a part of new generation change agent.

ADF and NYSC hosted India Srilanka Youth Exchange during 2015 & 2016 in Srilanka and India. In 2016 delegates from ADF participated in the “YowunPura Youth Camp” at Sigriya, Srilanka.

The National Youth Services Council (NYSC), Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs functions under the direct guidance of His Excellency The Prime Minister, Government of Srilanka.The National Youth Services Council also has evolved its dynamic role to cater to the current needs of the youth with a new vigor, fresh outlook and a refined approach. The National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka has been established with the aim of guiding  the Sri Lankan youth in the proper direction to enable them to empower themselves to the fullest potential while contributing to nation’s prosperity. Hence, youth of Sri Lanka are also having an undertaking for economic and social upliftment of the country. It is important to inculcate self reliance in youths and directing them towards winning over those goals. 

Auxilium College

Audacious Dreams signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Auxilium College, a pioneer institute for women in the state of Tamilnadu for Empowering Young Women from rural areas by providing life skills, volunteering, career guidanace, faculty development, global youth exchange etc  

Auxilium College, founded in the year 1954, affiliated to the University of Madras, is the first Women’s College in Vellore District,Tamilnadu. From September 2003, it is affiliated to the newly established Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. Every today is the fruit of yesterday and a seed for tomorrow”.The Story of Auxilium College began on 1st July 1954.This day stands out as a landmark in the History of the then North Arcot District for it set in motion the transformation of a barren wasteland into a sprawling township with the dawn of higher education for women.


Sacred Heart College

Audacious Dreams Signed 2 Memorandum of Understanding with Prestigious Sacred Heard College, Thirupattur,Tamilnad, India to promote Global understanding for Sustainable Development . This initiative supports promoting holistic youth development for nation building and the value of organizational cooperation for mutual growth, strengthening quality higher education and youth development. Youth and women from rural areas will be benefitted on career guidance, vocational skills, skill development, job creations etc. The institution has capacity of 8000+students

Sacred Heart College is an affiliated First Grade College of  Thiruvalluvar University. It is a minority institution, established and administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco(SDB). The community of Sacred Heart College, inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus and fundamental human values, following the educative system of Don Bosco, are committed to the creation of an educated, ethical, and prosperous society where equality, freedom and fraternity reign by imparting higher education to poor and rural youth which enables them towards integral human development


United Nations Friendship Organisation, Srilanka (SUNFO)


Audacious dreams foundation signed an MOU with Srilanka United Nations Friendship Organisation (SUNFO) promoting youth, friendship, peace ,culture, arts, forum, capacity building etc.

SUNFO is a non-political, non-racial and non-sectarian organization working towards peace, harmony and well-being of the mankind according to the principles of the United Nations. SUNFO was inaugurated on 22 May, 1999 with the patronage of the Hon. Speaker of the parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and with the blessings of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Colombo. SUNFO is a registered vulnerary social service organization in the National Secretariat of NGOS under the Ministry of Defense in Sri Lanka and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the aliened Ministry for SUNFO.

Muthurangam Govt. Arts College, Vellore

Audacious Dreams Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Muthurangam Govt. Arts College to Empower the youth from rural areas. Youth and women from rural areas will be benefitted on career guidance, vocational skills, skill development, job creations etc. The institution has the history 50 years.

MGAC was inaugurated by former Chief Minister Hon'able. Backthavachalam on 1965. The Institution seeks to accomplish excellence in higher education and research on par with regional and national levels and to provide this in a strong social, cultural and humanistic environment. MGAC is Re-accreditated by NAAC with ‘B’ Grade.

International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), South Korea

Audacious Dreams has affiliated with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) to promote peace building activities among youth.

IPYG started out as a group of peace-seeking, determined youth who were also active volunteers in the Korean community. After hearing the inspirational speeches of the chairman of HWPL, peacemaker and war veteran, Mr Man Hee Lee, these few youth took their passion for peace and put it into starting what now is the International Peace Youth Group. A few months after its humble beginnings IPYG merged with its sister organization MIYC and this boosted IPYG's international affiliates close to one hundred worldwide. IPYG is the youth division, along with International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) as the women’s division, under non-governmental organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), which engages diverse sectors of society in the work of peace.


Audacious Dreams partner with Pravah to bring the positive change among the youth & community. We are working together to create the development platform for the young men & women. We have collaboratively done some action campaigns, ICS (International Citizen Service Programme), SamJho Toh Express campaign, Adolescent consultation to frame the national policy for UNICEF, Changelooms, Challenge pot etc.,   

Pravah supports young people bring about the positive change they wish to see – in their own selves and the society around them.

Pravah’s work has a diverse range – working with adolescents on issues of social justice and conflict transformation, facilitating college students to build their understanding of local and global issues, supporting young people to start their own social initiatives or organisations, building capacities of other organisations through organisational development and programmatic support. Pravah is also engaged in influencing public policy in the field of youth. Pravah’s core competence lies in designing and facilitating creative and impactful experiential learning initiatives for the diverse groups that are engaged, in order to create a just society – a society built on values of non-violence, love, diversity, interdependence, collaboration and sustainable development.

Vigyan Prasar Network (Autonomous Institution of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India)

Audacious Dreams affiliated with Vigyan prasar Network (VIPNET) (Autonomous Institution of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India) to enrich the scientific temper among the young people.

Vigyan Prasar’s activities are designed to serve the larger developmental agenda of our country. The missions of the Government of India centered on knowledge and applications create important windows of opportunity for engagement as referred above. They are relevant in equal measure for action of at the individual level and collective levels. In this context we draw special attention to Article 51 A (h) of the Constitution of India. It binds us through a call of duty to comprehend and imbibe scientific temper. Vigyan Prasar (VP) is uniquely placed within the folds of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to communicate about pervasiveness and applications of science in daily life and inspire. The main focus is science popularization. Aspects of technology are embedded within the framework of science. The latest Science Technology and Innovation policy of the country also calls for locally adapted communication interventions. This will also serve as strategically important forerunner to technical capacity building. This is to assist fellow citizens build on their own unique strengths to comprehend facets of scientific temper and understand the invaluable opportunity to imbibe it values. This is a step towards fulfilling our scientific temper centered commitments to our Constitution. We recognize the • Larger mosaic of enabling circumstances including culture based choices, free will and preparedness of fellow citizens to comprehend emerging thought inputs & • Subtle yet robust roles knowledge products can play within this mosaic.

Space Scoop Unit of Universe Awareness, the Netherlands

Audacious Dreams Science Network be the official national organizer for the Space Scoop Comic contest in India.

Space Scoop brings you the latest astronomy news from across the Universe each week. The articles cover all the most exciting cosmic events in a language that's easy to understand. With Space Scoop you can learn about the latest missions aboard the International Space Station, watch as new planets are born and travel with us to the early Universe. All our news and pictures come directly from ten of the best space agencies in the

world, and we bring them to you without delay. So join us each week and make sure you never miss the latest scoop! Space Scoop stories are provided by partner institutes.

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) was among the first to join and since then the family has grown to include: NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory, European Space Agency (ESA), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), Europlanet, South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) network, NASA/ESA Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

Our Network, Associations, Affiliations

  • Asteroid Day Foundation:

Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia

  • International Observe the Moon Night, promoted by NASA Lunar Planetary Mission:

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual world-wide public engagement program that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration.


  • Rex Karmaveer Fellowship & Karmaveer Chakra Awards:

REX KARMAVEER GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP (RKGF) created in partnership with ctrls, icongo, VSO, REX and Karmaveer Chakra award ( Awards Instituted by icongo in partnership with the United Nations (UN) to encourage proactive citizenship and voluntary action ) is the only FELLOWSHIP in the world that is led by the fellows themselves. RKGF helps life-changing innovators, champions of change and people striving to fulfill their passions and dreams, to network and collaborate with like- minded, ethical and socially conscious global citizens from around the world. These chosen few citizens are diligently nominated and chosen by erstwhile fellows, as future fellows in action through the REX KARMAVEER GLOBAL FELLOWSHIPS.