We need someone to help us take the characters from our logo andconvert them into child-friendly characters that can be functional in avariety of media.
Our developers will take the characters you design,and use them in certain places throughout our beta. We do not needthese characters to be "perfect". Instead, we are hoping to use thesecharacters during our beta launch, which we will then use to reach outto interested investors. Once additional investment dollars aresecured, we'll flush these characters out in much greater detail.
You can watch a presentation we delivered on Dream Village at Wharton in mid-October, here (our session starts at the 12 minute mark and goes for about 15 minutes.)
Dream Village educates children aboutimportant social, economic, and environmental issues by combiningillustrated children’s picture books with a fun and interactive webportal. Best of all, the children choose how and where Dream Villagemakes its charitable donations. With Dream Village, children learn,interact, and then affect real-life positive change.
Dream Village starts with a high quality,illustrated children's picture book that relates a true story aboutchildren from around the world who have overcome difficultenvironmental, economic, or social challenges
For example, the firstbook features the nonprofit organization "PlayPumps International",which installs "merry-go-rounds" in villages that lack a dependablesource of clean, fresh water. These "merry-go-rounds" double as waterpumps, so when children play, water is pumped into a storage tank forfuture use. Our story tells how the children in Spontania, a smallvillage in Mozambique, were able to transform the village after theinstallation of the PlayPump.
These stories raise awareness/empathy forless-privileged people around the world, and encourage proactiveefforts to make the world a better place. Dream Village raises moneyfor innovative charitable organizations by donating a substantialportion of its profits to innovative nonprofit organizations. Byplacing the decision for which organizations get this money in thehands of our readers, we enable these children to experience thefulfillment that comes from making a difference. Note: At the ouset,Dream Village is focused on children Ages 6-10.