Bringing together communities in conflict around common causes

Our
Dream

dreamfly is a global initiative that brings together communities in conflict around common causes through education, exposure, and empowerment. We believe in creating a brighter, more just future on the foundation of human connections that are inviolable by culture, religion, or politics.

Our Dreamers

DESPITE THE BOUNDARIES CREATED BY HUMANKIND, WHAT’S COMMON BETWEEN TWO ASPIRING MINDS IS STRONGER THAN WHAT IS DIFFERENT AMONGST THEIR NATIONS. MEET OUR DREAMERS, GET INSPIRED.

DREAMFLY PILLARS

Education

To read, write, reason, and question comfortable assumptions.

Exposure

To reach out to, experience, and understand the unknown enemy.

Empowerment

To imagine and realize a better reality for yours and others.

Around
the World

LEARN ABOUT DREAMFLY’S PROJECTS AND THE 4,500 DREAMERS TOUCHED BY OUR EFFORTS.

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, and more. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, independently organized TEDx events combine TED Talks video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a smaller group.

Our Dream Makers

Our Supporters

Meet the dreamfly supporters who provide guidance, advice, and inspire us to do more.

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“I admire and appreciate all the work you are doing with your organization, starting with the school in rural Pakistan. This effort is a great testament to HBS students’ leadership in making a true impact on our world.”

– Raymond V. Gilmartin, Former CEO, Merck & Co. Board of Directors, Microsoft Corporation and General Mills

The Dream Team

Umaimah Mendhro

Umaimah founded dreamfly to give the children of her village in Pakistan and around the world the will to dream and become global, connected, considerate citizens. Umaimah has a background in technology and entrepreneurship and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Umaimah Mendhro

Founder, Principal

Mujon Baghai

Mujon lives in Santa Monica and enjoys traveling the world, connecting with people across cultures, and idealistically and stubbornly trying to make the world a better place. A Northwestern University and Harvard Law School alum, she was also a Fulbright Fellow.

Mujon Baghai

COO

Nicole Peterson

Nicole has worked with dreamfly nearly from its founding. "I am inspired by dreamfly's mission to impact the lives of children through honoring their dreams." Nicole lives in Cambridge, MA, and is currently writing a book about manners.

Nicole Peterson

 

Scott Spencer

Scott lives in San Francisco and is the Founder of Suite Experience Group and the Senior Vice President of Product Development & Strategic Partnerships at LifeCare. He received a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Scott Spencer

 

Cameron Preston

Cameron has always been a strong believer in utilizing technology to make big differences in the world. Dreamfly has been a perfect match for this passion. He lives in Portland, OR, and is an integral member of the dreamfly team.

Cameron Preston

CTO

Jay Nargundkar

Jay has worked with dreamfly since 2009 in various capacities, including leading the organization's expansion to Colombia. He currently lives in Chicago and works in corporate strategy for Kraft Foods.

Jay Nargundkar

 

Farah Mohsin

Farah Mohsin

 

Jesse Pannoni

Jesse is an attorney in Microsoft’s Law and Corporate Affairs group. He graduated from the University of Montana and completed law school at the University of Virginia. Jesse lives in Seattle with his wife Amy, and their two boys Miles and Jack.

Jesse Pannoni

 

Preet Brar

Preet chaired the Mentoring Program at TiE Seattle to provide mentoring and support for new entrepreneurs. She is a former member of the US Air Force, has worked in wealth management, marketing & sales and has a degree in Social Psychology from Park University.

Preet Brar

 

Ratul Chowdhury

Ratul is from Kolkata, India and is in his final Master's year in Political Science and International Relations at Jadavpur University. Working at a grassroots level and striving for individual and community development through research and advocacy has always been his calling.

Ratul Chowdhury

 

Sana Haneef

Sana is currently co-owner of an IT Consulting firm in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's in Finance and International Business. A mother of two, she believes dreamfly provides critical resources to children around the world.

Sana Haneef

 

Tanu Pant

Tanu grew up in India and lives in the bay area. Tanu has worked with several NGOs on topics ranging from elder care to nutrition for street children. She loves to see kids enhance their creative potential and add more meaning in her life through dreamfly's work.

Tanu Pant

 

Varun Bhartia

Born in India, Varun has spent the majority of his life in the U.S. On his many visits to India, Varun has seen first-hand the impact of technology and the power it can have to improve people’s lives. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Harvard.

Varun Bhartia

 

GIVE

Touch a life by championing a dream. Donations go directly to funding dreamfly programs and help over 4,500 children. dreamfly is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Proof of registration is available here.

Please feel free to email donate@nullthedreamfly.org with any questions.

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Contact

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Open Positions

Pakistan Director

Rwanda Director