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: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Well, MAD is one of a kind organisation. The enthusiam of kids and the passion/spririt of volunteers make it a once in a lifetime experience for all involved. The noval idea in itself, to have the kids(underprivilaged ones) dream, to empower them with better education speaks for the NGO. Also being a volunteer, though for a short period of 6mnths, has made a diff in me too... such tht I see myself returning to being an active member in MAD...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was among the starters at snehabahvan(cochin).Initially we had to sweat out to have the kids listen to us.But soon, they started to be seated pateintly for us.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The interaction with the kids. The delight in their faces as they meet us every week meant a lot. The realisation that 2 hrs a week from us, could build/add to something like MAD

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the volunteers have been outstanding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-9-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I joined MAD to work on my social project as part of a course I was doing.The project ended, but my experience with MAD didn't.I was an active member in MAD for more than a year.And the kind of feel it has left in me is evergreen.MAD is all about doing our small bits for the society and a better future.Its no small thing and you will definitely have something worthwhile to remember in your latter days.GO MAD!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the manner the children progressed to use and apply the language in their every-day life.Its amazing!

Ways to make it better...

I could find more time to spend for the cause and be more active in its running.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

i've been part of the Make difference team for the past 2 years.I love my kids and i look forward to see them every week.i feel proud that i could make difference in their lives just by sharing what we all probably take for granted. MAD for life!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the response from my kids

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

teamwork

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all people i could relate with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand faster than it already is and have a bigger impact

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Make a Difference has not only helped me evolve as a person but at the same time instill a sense of purpose to my life. teaching these under privileged children has definitely made a major difference to my life and to theirs More of the youth ashould come out and join hands in bridging the gap in our society. what make a difference is doing is the first step towards it .

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a lot of difference to the lives of a lot of children who deserve good education

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My experience with MAD has been really good so far...Being with the children is just awesome...and knowing that I make a difference makes me feel really good...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The children! Their love, their enthusiasm and their respect and admiration towards you.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a world of difference!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Make A Difference (MAD) has taught me the real meaning of being mad and has given me the confidence to dream for something which people often tend to forget. I have been a part of this NGO for almost 6 months or so and yea I have no doubts about the effort put in by the so called MADdies. The level of professionalism shown by the volunteers and the teams in different cities all over the country is simply commendable. My experience of being among the kids has been among the most satisfying and its true nothing can replace the happiness derived through teaching and being with these kids ever. My kids whenever I meet them are really happy and are more confident in meeting new people than they were before we started our classes for them. People believe me the feeling of being a MAD volunteer is something no one can estimate unless they themselves join this amazing organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way the children come up and feel comfortable when they learn something new.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excellent, serious, confident, daring, jovial and most importantly everyone over here is chasing a common dream for a BETTER FUTURE.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build up its very own English teaching institute where English Education could have been provided free of cost to anyone who wants to learn forgetting all forms of discrimination.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

"Science is the changing face of mankind" I opine it. What a man desires -he can develop through science. It's not which happens in laboratories is called science, science is everywhere in our every interaction. Science is learning & teaching in it's highest order which can be understood by all. i do this duty holistically to eradicate social evils from our society. I teach my children English. I consider it as God's premeditated decision that i should help for the betterment of the underprivileged. I want to see my children in much better position from what know they are:more knowledgeable, more decisive, more wisdom, much strength to stop the swirling currents of ignorance. Here i request the reader to search through & through mentally to see THE TRUTH in it's form. The Truth about the abysmal conditions & necessities. And by requesting so i shall leave my writing's here. My Commitment to Humanity- For every hand in need, i will sow a seed. A seed of strength, hope & love, untouched by the weed. I shall stay in the line, in every rain & shine. And watch it grow a life divine. A Child's Voice- Sitting in your lap, i begin to clap. The world will tap, seeing my purple cap. To the world's end, have my worries lend. I see no end, when you're my friend. ---- When the door of knowledge is ajar. I see the bridges not too far.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We as volunteers are very quick to adjust to the surroundings & build a good bonding with the children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Self satisfaction -that i am able to be apart of their small world with big ambitions. And make them true by contributing through valuable education.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

There is no hierarchy, everyone is alike brimming with the MAD(Make A Difference) Spirit. Dedicated humane people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I Have heard about Make a difference and it does great work , always wanted to be a volunteer but never worked out, this is the least I can do

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in one of the camps they organised

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My experience with Make A Difference has been simply fabulous! Just to be with those kids and sharing valuable time and knowledge and just the fact that they looked up to you for inspiration was a humbling experience. It made me realise that Money doesnt buy everything. Time, education, values, moral insights, life skills- They all contribute. My experience at the St. Teresa's Children's Home just humbled me. If I could do my bit and help mould the futures of these kids, then with a combined effort we wouldn't have young children losing out on their childhood. They can live to their full-potential and be on par with the privileged lot even when it comes to job opportunities. They are making the Youth more responsible and giving these young minds a future. I recall the incident when a group of these kida at the orphanage were sitting around keenly and asking me what I studied. They were brimming with curiosity and eager to go out and explore. Make A Difference is really creating a difference. I wish them all the very best for the good work they are doing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is being with the kids and helping them create a foundation on which they can pursue their dreams and fulfill them. Giving them an opportunity to be as good as the privileged lot.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

everytime I give up and look anxiously at todays generation...I remember these volunteers of MAD.Youngsters who not only make such a huge difference in the life of scores of unprivilaged children...they make a difference in my life.They remind my responsibility to perform better and make a difference everytime.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and very responsible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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