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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

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

Community Stories

670 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 .

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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...

7

Volunteer

Rating: 3

"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.

7

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Being one of the early volunteers in MAD .. I found it very heartening to see it grow in front of my eyes .. I have seen the growth and i am happy that MAD has a strong foundation to support this growth .. It started with a noble thought and continues it as the ultimate aim ... "Providing education and competency in spoken English for the less fortunate children" has been the thought behind MAD .. With the way MAD has achieved their goals and the way MAD plans to achieve further goals, I am sure it can certainly Make A Difference..

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The kids, the people, the places, the experiences becomes simply addictive... MAD is like a way of life. It is an NGO that puts its children first and goes far & wide to build their future and help them dream. Being a part of this youth volunteer network brings a lot of purpose, joy & unforgettable experiences to everyone who's a part of it. Go MAD!! ;)

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I could not have thought of a more apt name for the organisation which actually believes in making a difference to the society right from the grassroots. It has been 2 months since i have worked with the organisation and the level of commitment of the children, the volunteers and the management is just outstanding. The organisation is young and has the zeal to excel at the issue we are involved with - the education of underprivileged children. The organisation works very professionaly right from having the responsiblities of each volunteer clearly marked out to having a clear cut curriculum for the children. The look on the childrens faces when you go to meet them every week makes you feel so special and gives you the motivation to work harder. The experience working with MAD has been great and their is still a long way to go and a lot of difference to be made.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The importance of any Non Profit is Characterized by its Uniqueness of purpose and its ability to distinguish itself amongst the whole genre of Non profits , and above all the specific value chain it creates and how well it overlaps with the society value chain. I have an opportunity to work with this NGO for last 1 year, MAD was always making an difference but the thing that fascinate every one about is the impact an NGO creates. I PAT is the lettering of a formula put forward to describe the impact of human activity on the environment.Lets see it in our context. I=PAT. P stands for Population,I feel the most deserving and sought after Population(Its an metaphor here) for any NGO is under-privileged & dependent one. Here we hit the Bull's eye by focusing upon Kids of Children's home.They need it most. Then A stands for Affluence, Here we stands apart in the field Of Intellectual Affluence. We are having a rigorous recruitment team, prudent mentoring team, Sophisticated placement bunch & cornucopia of skilled volunteers who knows their job well sans the individual ego. This intellectual affluence is further catalyzed by the effect of youth reagent. Then come T,Technology; And yes we are equipped with State of art Technologies; like we have computer education for kids, we have evolved a elite teaching methodology in unison with Ezeevidya, our volunteers uses creative tools like Flash cards,ParaZumbles,Learning games(Like King Solomon etc.), we have build a rigorous networking amongst us by making use of biggest discovery of 21st century i.e. Internet. We have feedback forums, suggestion buckets, Idea generation sacks.The individuality of an volunteer is appreciated and nurtured, which in tern get assimilated into kids. We mix learning with fun by organizing out borne tripe for our kids, like summer camp. We are aware that we have to make their small world bigger by providing them magnifying glasses of better focal length. Spending 3 whole days with them at summer camp strength our's bonding.We have educational programs there like Art of Living, Memory Building exercises, You can move too workshops, sports , dancing classes; We make sure that we will color at least three days of their life with the colors of rainbows.And the difference is imminent after these three days. Regarding our Future plans , Yes we are evolving learning at phenomenal speed; We have our sly buss working on it; then we have to strengthen our Placement big; Work prudently on volunteer incentives;And yes soon we will get sly buss from Cambridge University; We will provide computers at all Orphanages,Will start full fletched computer learning for kids, list is end-less but there is no paucity of capability and execution.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is not everyday that you get a chance to truly Make A Difference. I am speaking for all those who have gone through that phase- "I want to help those less privileged." All those who have pondered over a way to help the society, a viable method to try and restore equilibrium between the rich and the poor. All those who have in their most fantastic dreams, imagined themselves as a savior; a beacon of light to help fulfill the dreams of other, less fortunate individuals. All those who have spent hours at trendy cafes discussing the good and the bad, the oughts and ought-nots, passing judgments, and lamenting at the lack of education among the children of India. If you can identify with any of these above things, then stop talking. Stop talking now. Do something. Join MAD. Even the most cynical person would be forced to acknowledge that the guys who run MAD are true servants of the society. And professional, tech-savvy, organized servants, with a clear goal. I am bowled over by their commitment to MAD, and have been infected by the same fervor too. It is not every day that you get a chance to truly Make a Difference. Don't lose it.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Honestly, when i was called for an interview for the MAD recruitment, i had my fingers crossed. MAD has certain guidelines which keeps u hooked, it makes u realise your responsiility. I know I am lucky to be what I am but i find myself my luckier & complete with MAD.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 4

To begin with teaching children is something i really enjoyed doing right from when i was much younger, with MAD this ambition has not only become a reality but in turn i realise that I'm able to reach out to so many kids and help them acquire a skill that can easily become their bridge to the global scenario. Anyway that's about how i joined and reacted to the initiative. When i actually started going to teach i found it hard, it was tough trying to make 50 highly energetic minds concentrate on something that obviously seemed less interesting than the next person's new sharpner. I was thoroughly exhausted on the first day and pleased at the same time because the kids responded to us really warmly, it seemed like the wanted to learn and that was what i wanted to catch on as an attitude for the class to function. As the classes proceeded things became easier, I knew what games to play in order to break the monotony or what wisecrack would ease an awkward student who was just inhibited to give an answer she knew. The kids too started absorbing well and three classes down the line we were on a roll, we had established an excellent mutual relationship wherein everyone would have fun and learn at the same time which is the priority at all times. Now even if i miss a class i think of all the kids and hope they're practicing and waiting for the next week as excitedly as i am. I hope i can continue the madness for a really long time. Cheers! Aparajita