Get Involved

Operation iDream is the result of the dedicated effort of talented men and women from around the globe who choose to give of their lives to create opportunities for a better and brighter future for children in Zambia, Africa. Please contact Operation iDream if you are interested in sharing your time and talents to invest in future generations. Volunteers can be involved from their home country or can travel to iDream in person to have a tremendous impact on iDream students, the Masaiti district, and the future of Zambia as a nation.

Current Projects

We are so grateful for the incredible progress at Operation iDream with the recent additions of a community clinic, a dairy farm, a piggery, and an additional water tower over the past two years. Through generous donations, we have been able to build the core structure for transitional housing, where students in crisis may stay until they are able to move into a safe home in the community. We are currently seeking partnership opportunities to complete or build the following projects:

A School Library

The iDream School has been widely accepted within a grateful community. Our administration and teachers provide a top-notch education to our students, despite a lack of books. Each classroom is equipped with one teacher’s manual for each subject. To teach a concept, the teachers must use what little resources they have to present the material. The children do not have the possibility of following along in the book because there simply aren’t any books! We would love to build and stock a fully functional library on site for students to use to supplement their academic experiences in the classroom. We would also love to provide each classroom with enough textbooks for the students to have a fuller understanding of the concepts presented to them by their teachers.

Transitional Housing

While the basic framework for the transitional housing structure has been built, Operation iDream needs the funding to complete the building before we can use it to house children in crisis. We currently need $2,200 to cover the roofing and an additional $1,000 to cover windows, doors, and flooring. iDream staff would like to complete this project before the rainy season is upon us in November.


With the exception of our preschool and Kindergarten classes, each classroom has been outfitted with enough desks to comfortably seat the maximum amount of students the room can reasonably hold. Currently, our two youngest classes are considered mobile and move to various locations around the iDream property throughout the day. We would like to provide these classes with smaller desks for each child so that the students do not have to sit on hard concrete or in the dirt. Each desk costs roughly $60 and can comfortably seat two young students. Each class has approximately thirty pupils, so iDream will need at least $1,800 to cover the cost of the desks.

Mission Opportunities

Volunteer teams regularly visit iDream Community School, the iDream Clinic, and the iDream Farm to assist Operation iDream staff in meeting ongoing medical, educational, and sustainability needs. If you, your church, or your organization are interested in joining Operation iDream for a short-term mission trip to Zambia, please contact Operation iDream directly for additional information about upcoming missions trips.

Host a Fundraiser

Do you have a heart for young children and a desire to help them reach their fullest potential? Operation iDream is here to support your fundraising efforts! If you would like to host a fundraiser at your organization, church, or business, please contact Operation iDream for information and promotional materials. If you would like to host a fundraiser individually through social media, in honor of a special occasion or person in your life, or as part of a community event, please contact Operation iDream for recommendations, information, and assistance.

Child Sponsorship

Child sponsorship is one of the easiest ways to become involved with Operation iDream and a fantastic way to make an immediate positive impact on the life of a child. Operation iDream currently provides food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education to more than 750 children. Your monthly donation of $38 will enable an orphaned, impoverished, or highly vulnerable child to grow and thrive in a loving, supportive environment. Specifically, your generous donation provides a child with shelter, nutritious food, access to a quality education, skills-based training, and the loving support of a family unit at Operation iDream.

Sponsor a Child

Operation iDream is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in the Ndola region of Zambia. Your donation enables us to provide the vital resources needed to invest in each child’s unique purpose. One child at a time, we provide the basic needs and education necessary to change an entire country’s future.

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