Vishal Talreja is the Co-Founder and CEO of Dream a Dream, a registered, charitable trust empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast-changing world using a creative life skills approach. Currently, Dream a Dream engages with over 10,000 young people directly every year, referred from over 40 partners; it has transformed over 2200 educators, working with 3000 volunteers impacting over 100,000 young people.
Mr. Talreja has over 17 years of deep grassroots-level experience working with children and young people. A passionate dreamer and believer in the inherent potential of each child, Mr. Talreja is an Ashoka Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow and sits on the boards of UnLtd India and the India Cares Foundation. He is an avid blogger, writer of poetry, and mentor to young social entrepreneurs.