Make A Difference

Rating: 4.79 stars   892 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: First Floor, House no. 16C, MCHS colony, 1st B Main, 14th C Cross, HSR Layout, Sector 6, Bangalore Karnataka 560102 India

Mission: To ensure that one day every child has the opportunity to learn and chase their passion.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3800
Geographic areas served: Ahmedabad Bangalore Bhopal Chandigarh Chennai Cochin Coimbatore Dehradun Delhi Guntur Gwalior Hyderabad Kolkata Lucknow Mangalore Mumbai Mysore Nagpur Pune Trivandrum Vellore Vijayawada Vizag
Programs: English Project Library Project Placements Project Friends of MAD
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

Excellent team filled with lot of energy and motivation to make a social impact... the org. has enormously grown during the org. period of 6yrs with minimal resources... ample success stories achieved which have been recognized nationally & globally... good strategy moves set by senior management and they are always improvising... biggest plus of MAD, all contributions directly go to impact a child and their system is transparent.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

MAD is a great platform for people who genuinely want to Make A Difference. Deciding to go to MAD's recruitment drive was one of the best decisions I've made. The joy and satisfaction derived from teaching English to a bunch of enthusiastic kids is indescribable!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had joined MAD about four months back with the primary intention of not viling away my weekends. I signed up as a teacher, and from past stories from friends joining "similar"NGOs i had the perception of this being another vague, blurred attempt at giving some quality time and talk to the kids. But what really appealed to me, here at MAD, is the system. It's a carefully planned out lead up to the responsibility of being a teacher to such brilliant young minds. :) And the learning never ends, for every issue considered menial in an everyday classroom, is picked up as a challenge, scrutinized and solved with perfection. And this MAD obsession with perfection is what keeps us going, what makes us better ourselves with every "menial" task that we take up. The organised procedure itself makes one motivated enough to stick with the cause for a really long time. It's new, it's fantastic, it's MAD!, and I'm loving it! :D

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined MAD abt 4 months back and i must say more than making a difference in children's lives, it has made a difference in my life. Its a great opportunity for me to do a wee bit for the society that has given me so much that I am thankful for.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Make A Difference is the true organization which is dedicated for making a difference in Society. After joining MAD, it has changed my life. It is great non-profit to volunteer

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

i joined MAD with the thought of doing something for the society and what better than to do for the children at risk. MAD works with kids, teaching them, encouraging them to dream. We bring them in touch with the million paths from which they can choose one for themselves and dream their destination. we provide them with the language which will bridge the current gap between their vast abilities and the opportunities the world has in store for them. MAD is about believing in your dreams and working towards achieving them. The MAD teachers have to pass through the recruitment where every MAD value is carefully checked. MAD aims and does Make A Difference. MAD taught me to think above myself, the happiness achieve teaching those kids, knowing they look up to me, and i am helping them becoming a better person is unparallelled , especially when i realize that i am learning in the process as well..MAD does all it says.. "Dont stop believing!!!" :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined MAD with the intention to teach but i ended up learning so much more. Thank you MAD for the most amazing experience of my like. -Rakesh

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

hiiiiii guys........ :) i'm working as volunteer at MAD......really it is a gr8 organisation,getting into MAD is comprised of two rounds,,,,,,group discussion and personal inerview........dis organisation defintly select volunteers who relly have a good stuff............we teach kids english,communication skills and how to live in society.kids are really interested in learning all the new things but the main thing is they dont have a proper guidnce and v r working hard to fulfil their dreams to see smile in their faces and the smile in their faces give us more strngth and v also get satisfication by teaching them..........really so happy to be a volunteer in dis organisation.......... :D

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just joined MAD, and had the chance of being a part of one activity. MAD is the best place to do your bit for your people. MAD is much more than an organization. Its a big family, which I am fortunate to be a part of. It embeds this satisfying feeling inside you,which nothing else can give. It purely reflects that there is no joy better than the joy of giving, the joy of caring.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was a first time experience. Being in class, but at the other end (teacher's end). I was little worried if I can deliver, but my students knew exactly what they want from the teacher. Playing games that enhance their learning skills to writing on the practice writing scripts, they did it all. They needed a mentor, some one who can guide them. My most amazing experience was the day I realized two of my student's hidden interests. One of them, wants to become an actor and another girl loves reading poems. They all are very bright and enthusiastic, they lack little confidence, thats exactly what MAD volunteers help them gain. We learn from our students, they are one of the most important part of our lives. Its been great three months, every sunday put to better use, more fun and lot of jumping around and dancing along with the books :) :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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