Dream Team & School Relations Tour
Our journey doesn’t stop with Future Leaders’ Conference, but we believe it is just a beginning to connect with the student leaders from around Sri Lanka at a common stage. But the School Relations Tour is a different approach in which 15-20 selected and proven young leaders of the movement, after finishing secondary education will be selected and mentored to travel around the island. This team is recognized as the ‘Dream Team’ at Sri Lanka Unites, and they travel around Sri Lanka talking about reconciliation and re-engaging with the school chapters in their own localities, to ensure that we continue to find ways to connect and inspire youth. The selected student leaders of the Dream Team undergo training by a senior panel at Sri Lanka Unites, in which they will be taught and mentored about the journey ahead. Over the course of their journey around the island, they address and speak about reconciliation and youth empowerment. They are given the opportunity to meet with the students from all around Sri Lanka, from both SLU and non-SLU chapters and share their personal journeys, why they believe in youth led reconciliation through school assemblies and regional workshops.
Sri Lanka Unites has been carrying this initiative out continuously for six years and have trained 120 Student Leaders in the Dream team.
Thus far, six consecutive Dream Teams have embarked on a journey of many challenges, rewarding moments and lessons. The concept of the Dream Team has not only aided in carrying forward the message of Sri Lanka Unites, but it has also served as a platform for it to personally equip, educate, train and reinforce Students of Sri Lanka Unites, who will go on to becoming tomorrow’s leaders and take our country forward. Next step and Goals To train more school student leaders. To include SLU University chapters’ students to the Dream Team and equip them with the knowledge of reconciliation and conflict transformation.