About Us

Bringing prosperity and imparting self confidence in children-in-need, through Education.

Welcome To

Shashi Dream Foundation

Shashi Dream Foundation serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for underprivileged children in Nagpur and beyond. Established in 2018 by Shri. Harshal Dhoke, an alumnus of IIT-BHU, Varanasi, and IIM Rohtak, our foundation is dedicated to empowering every child with the transformative power of education.

Registered under Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950, Reg. No- F-36561(NGP), and under Nagpur societies registration act 1860, Nagpur- 886/2018, we firmly believe that education is not just a fundamental right but also the most potent tool for social change.

Our dedicated team of volunteers and interns, fuelled by passion and commitment, work tirelessly to dismantle barriers to quality education by providing free, high-quality educational opportunities to those who need it the most.

Our initiatives extend beyond the classroom. From career counselling sessions to distribution drives for essential supplies, we are actively involved in nurturing holistic development in children and communities. Through programs like "Shashi Pathshala," we not only impart knowledge but also instill vital life skills, empowering children to navigate a brighter future.

Rooted in the belief that every child deserves a chance to thrive, Shashi Dream Foundation stands as a testament to the power of compassion, determination, and collective action. Together, we are shaping a world where every child can dream, aspire, and achieve.

Our Story

Shashi Dream Foundation: A Journey of Hope and Empowerment

In the heart of our foundation lies a narrative that transcends mere words – Shashi Dream Foundation. It echoes as a beacon of hope, resilience, and the promise of transformative change. Our journey unfolds from a profound commitment to address the pervasive issue of unequal access to education in our society.

It all began in 2018, a year that marked the birth of a vision. Our visionary founder, Shri Harshal Dhoke, fuelled by deep devotion to his mother and a fervent desire to uplift the nation, breathed life into Shashi Dream Foundation. With the unwavering principle of ‘start where you can, use what you have, do what you can,’ he laid the groundwork for a formidable force dedicated to empowering underprivileged children through education.

From the quaint town of Katol, Maharashtra, our humble beginnings took root. Guided by the indomitable spirit of Shri Harshal Dhoke, we embarked on a journey to make a difference, one child at a time. Inspired by his own journey as the first IITIAN from Katol, Harshal Dhoke envisioned a future where every underprivileged child could excel in life, regardless of their background or circumstances. 

With the establishment of our first community centre in Katol, we took our first steps towards realizing this vision, providing quality education to those who need it most.

As the years passed, our reach expanded, and our impact grew. With the inauguration of our fifth community centre, Gaya Daji, located near Narkhed, Nagpur, we celebrated a milestone in our journey of hope and empowerment. Each community centre became a sanctuary of learning, nurturing the dreams of children across India.

But our journey was not without its challenges. From navigating the complexities of educational inequality to overcoming financial constraints, we faced obstacles at every turn. Yet, fuelled by the unwavering support of our dedicated team and the communities we serve, we persevered.

Today, as we reflect on our journey, we are filled with a sense of pride and gratitude. Our greatest achievement lies in the lives we have touched and transformed. Over the years, Shashi Dream Foundation has impacted over 15,000+ underprivileged children, providing them with the tools they need to build a brighter future. From the distribution of over 50,000+ books and stationery products to conducting more than 500 career counselling sessions, each milestone is a testament to the resilience and determination of Shashi Dream Foundation.

Yet, our journey is far from over. As we look to the future, we are filled with hope and determination. With each passing day, we continue to write the story of Shashi Dream Foundation – a story of hope, empowerment, and the transformative power of education. And as we embark on the next chapter of our journey, we invite you to join us as we continue to make a difference.

Our Ideology and Working

At Shashi Dream Foundation, our ideology is rooted in the belief that education is the key to unlocking opportunities and transforming lives. We have always been steadfast in our commitment to providing underprivileged children with access to quality education and comprehensive support.

Empowering Through Education

Our core belief is that every child, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to realize their full potential. Through our various initiatives, we aim to empower children with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to build a better future for themselves and their communities.

Inclusive Approach

In our mission for change, we invite everyone to join us in fostering an inclusive environment where every child is valued. Our programs cater to diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ensuring no one is left behind.

Collaborative Efforts

Our work is made possible through the collective efforts of dedicated volunteers, donors, and supporters who share our vision of a more equitable society. Together, we strive to break down barriers to education and create opportunities for children to thrive.

Continuous Growth and Innovation

We are committed to continuous growth and innovation in our approach to education and community development. By staying adaptable and open to new ideas, we can better meet the evolving needs of the children we serve and make a lasting impact.

Awards And Recognition

Our Community Centres

Inside Scoop

Volunteers And Interns Share Their Experiences

Our Team

Core Team

Lakshmikanta N Tagde


Shobha G Wasnik


Dr. Minakshi Dhoke

Initiative Head

Vrushali Singh Bayas

Head of Administration

Ashish Kumar

Head of Operation

Shobha Kumari

Head of Community Center

Our Mentors

Shri. Sunil Gajwe

Founder, Kalasadhak Pariwar

Shri Mahendra Ranga

IRS, Principle Commissioner Govt of India