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October 15, 2009

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October 15, 2009

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

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Mumbai

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 15, 2009

Thinkin about Make a Difference i must say that it has been an experience that i shall treasure as well as marvel at!!! From being the most mischievious kid in class to trying to manage a classful of them.... nut the feeling of looking a clasful of children educated by u and who are able to successfully execute wat u taught them is a joy like no other..!!! having sucha deep ooted cause its the most fun organization i have been in...the kids are amazing and your peers n seniors show a wild and crazy side u mite never see...this organization has grown rapidly not only for the concept but with continual growth of efficiency of each and everyone of its members!! This organization has reformed me in many ways....patience(which used to be impossible) for one....social awareness, taking a stand and making a difference to the future of many..

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

over the past year and a half that i have been associated with Make a Difference i have seen children grow with every class!!

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

the undying spirit that pushes all the members to go that extra mile!!!

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

brilliant!!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

MAD is definitely the place to be. Make a difference is an organisation that is inspirational to those who strive to bring about a change in the society. A network of young minds who struggle to make a difference to the orphan kids. MAD has given me the platform to reach out to the kids and help them cope with their lives, that i always wished for . I may not bring about a great change into the lives of these kids but a smile and a confident gesture keeps me moving forward to become a supportive latch to all these kids. PROUD TO BE A MADSTER !!

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

every experience happens to be a fun treat...the interview, the summer camp, the classes..i enjoy,i teach and i learn

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

smart,confident and enthusiastic

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

go places, bring about the greatest difference

Ways to make it better...

i had known about this organisation a little while ago

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

go mad go !!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 14, 2009

Had always wanted to make a difference to a person/society/country at the "Grassroot" level. But I was not able to figure out how that can be done. Monetary help to an individual or for a cause would certainly help, but I was not in a position to make a substantial donation for the same. That is when i came across MAD. MAD aims at invigorating the most essential element of a person - that of being independent through education. And that most comforting factor was the group was formed by peers with a passion. And they were open to suggestions being themselves exploring various options at imparting education, one that will be handy for kids in future. The course designed is very much different from the education methods used upon us. Being kids, they would always love to have fun. Thats what MADster does - learning through fun. May sound cliched but i have no other words to describe what we do. It gives immense pleasure to know how eagerly kids await for those 2 hours we spend with them. Their eagerness to learn, communicate with us inspires you all the more to immerse yourself at working this grassroot level. Though we are all young - both by age and experience in this field, we are passionate and confident that in the long term, these kids will definitely put to good use what we impart to them today.

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

the way it has trigerred interest in students to keep learning through the interactive and fun induced methods.

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

absolutely passionate and perfectly committed to what they were aiming to achieve. Being an effort that would bear results only in the long term, the dedication and enthusiasm shown was unseen by me before in my life.

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

for sure, expand on to more cities. Explore options of facilitating the methods of teaching currently being used.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 14, 2009

hey......MAD is like one of da best things dat have happnd to me...mad is jus awesome...its a platform for us to find out are hidden skills...n im sure not many ppl get da satisfaction of teachin da kids...n doin wat they want to in life...we guys have this enthusiasm in us....n how many ppl in dis world get da love frm so many kids??? not many...n we guys are very very lucky to get da affection n love of those little talented innocent stars....wen i went for da interview to get into mad...i thought its jus an good organisation which would help kids...n ma interview was awesome....n afta i got in....man notthin in this whole world gave me that much satisfaction n happiness i get through teaching da kids...playin wid themm....its jus an amazing feelin...n da ppl in mad are jus awesome...everyone is special in their own way...n we guys are soo much into mad..that weneva we get a call frm mad..we leave all our work n run to madd....thats how much imp mad is in our lives....da kids might be very naughty..but we also get naughty wid them...n rememba our childhood..which can be neva brought bak....der was dis one day a new..small kid...i guess he must be an year old...n how much affection all da kids in da centre showed towards themm.....it was amazing...in no time...everyone treated him like thier own brother....n everyone was takin chances to carry him n play wid him....n we dont call da orphanages as orphanages but refer to them as centres...cause those kids are not orphans...WE ARE DER FOR THEM...they truely are a part of mad...n our lives...n der was dis day wen we recriuted new volunteers...n i purposely went n told da kids dat we guys are leavin n new ppl would cum n teach themm....omg...they were in da verge of cryin...man..i would neva do it agn...n that shows..how much they love us...n once...it was a holiday...n i didnt know dat..i didnt recive any info abt it...n i went to da centre to take ma class..n den realised there is no class...but i sat there...n all da kids..came n sat wid me..n told me all their stories..all...n we played n danced...b dat day is one memorable day in ma life....n we guys try so much to make our kida more knowlegable n enthusiatic n alll....we guys dont teach them like robos...but we play we sing n we impart education....n da diff between casual teachers n mad volunteers are...WE ARE NOT ROBOTS....we love wat were are doin(not dat da other teachers dont..no offense to anyone)..so basically mad doesnt jus change da kids life...but also da volunteers...WE ARE DA MADSTERS....WE ARE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE....N OUR PRESENCE IS ALWAYS KNOWN...N WE ARE SURELY MAKING A DIFFERENCE N WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO....WE ARE PROUD TO BE MAD..!! no one in this whole world can steal da happiness....love n affection we get frm eachother n da kids....we are one big mad family...bonded together so tightly that no one can break our bond..if i continue to write abt ma mad experince n mad...i would need alot more space n a couple of days...i can actually write one book on mad...for now thats it...WE ARE MAKINF A DIFFERENCE...WE AR EXTREMELY PLANNED..N WATEVA WE DO..WE DO IT PERFECTLY...!! try n help us if u can.... cheers, meghna

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MANY WAYSS...jus rocks!!

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

hm....almost everything is in place...i wouldnt wanna change a thing...

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

talkin to ma kids...playin wid themmm(ma kids in da sense da orphans)...

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

everyone is are really nice...frankly speakin everyone is special in their on way...no wonder they got selected for being a madster....

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

be jus even better....more children would get a chace to get more educated...n da number of ppl who cannot speak eng will reduce like crazy n youth will ruleee...!!

Ways to make it better...

mad is jus awesome...so no ifs...its perfect da way it is...

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

donors...

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

mad is jus not an ngo which does things for da sake of it...like da other organisations who eat up half da money donated to them(no offense to anyone)...every penny we get is used up for da betterment of mad....n we are extremely planned

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 14, 2009

My experience at mad was wonderful. Its not just about teaching orphans kids but also about knowing their psychology, multiple intelligence skills etc. The syllabus is designed in such a way that makes classes a play room rather a drab tuition room. And this is what turns me on. Also the work shops are lively and enthuse a lot of fun and energy with which we can conduct our classes better. You get to learn something and can satisfy your need for social service as well. So its a perfect package

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

serve a lot of children in being employable rather than just educated

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 14, 2009

MAD is possibly the best Serendipity that has happened to be till now.A MADster by accident,I am now totally mad about MAD. I'll always be thankful to MAD for providing me with the platform to reach out and actually make a difference to people's life. Interacting with kids belonging to Orphanages and Street Shelters and realizing that they are as intelligent and smart as us, if not more, has in itself been a revelation. And the fact that by just devoting 2 hours every week, one can actually bring about a difference in the lives of these very kids.The people in MAD, the values..Its all been fantastic till now and am sure it would be the same always. Proud to be MAD.

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

seeing a change in the perspective of kids towards their future once MAD got involved with them.Their eagerness to learn, their desire make something out of their life, to become something/someone.

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

The pure joy one gets out of seeing the change in the attitude and perspective of the kids we teach. They look up to us and want to be like us.The very fact that they realize that they can be like us or even better is of immense satisfaction.

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

so totally dedicated and so totally enthusiastic about everything to do with MAD..Be it teaching, or organizing a summer camp for the kids or a recruitment drive. Everybody here believes in making a difference and strives for same.

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

We could bring about so much diffenrence with that amount of money.Most of the kids we teach, drop out of education beyond 12th Std and get into manual labour and other such jobs due to lack of funds for further education despite being deserving.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

Whnever I used to see these young kids on street , I just felt very uncomfortable knowing that theres something I can def. do.. its just that I didn’t knw wat and how to do it.. The urge to be with these kids and make them see what they can become came across through MADD. From my first day with MADD and till date I have felt so satisfied because the way this organization work came as a complete surprise.. seeing the youth feeling for the cause and workin in a much organized way trying to make every small difference they can .. The course is so very well designed tht you can relate to the kids at home shelter , moreover I will alwys be thankful to MADD cos I am getting to live my childhood again and this time tryin to shape it in a more brighter way.. MADD journey is a long one, and I am all geared for it.. because MADD lets u know that there is an invisible connection between you and those special kids, who could also live a life like you..!!

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

its the whole aura , the enrgy and the motivation to do somethng whch we all want to , bt MAD actully helped us to do it..and am totally enjying my connection with the kids..

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

its amazing to meet such people who can think on same grounds so very strongly and take out some time of their life for these kids..

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

oh it wld have been def. an add on. in terms of our wrkin flexibilty n lettin us do more thngs cos end of the day finance def. helps..

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 13, 2009

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October 13, 2009

I had worked with a few non profit organizations before i found out about Make a Difference, Delhi (MADD) through Facebook. My trouble with all organisations that i had worked with before was that, as a volunteer, I was never directly involved with the cause that they were working for. But MADD came as a pleasant surprise! As a volunteer with MADD, I was doing exactly what the people at the organizational level were doing. I was involved with the kids at the orphanage impacting their lives directly. Being a youth organization, they respect our opinions and ideas and not make us feel inexperienced. Another surprise was the level of professionalism within a youth non profit organization. its amazing to see how organized these guys are with the organizational team striving to bring in a well defined structure and processes within the organization. The curriculum is followed strictly in the classrooms to maintain the quality of teaching and the uniformity across classes in terms of what the students gain.I have been with MADD for 3 months now and enjoyed every moment of it. Working for an NGO has never been so engaging before.

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

the classrooms when the number of students keeps increasing by the day. these are students who come voluntarily after noticing the change in their friends and experiencing themselves how much fun learning can be.

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

the interaction with kids. thanks to the curriculum, we can make the lessons so much fun for the kids. during the games we play, its so satisfying to see the kids having a good time while adding so much value to themselves.

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

very warm and welcoming. the best part about them is that they not just respect your opinions and ideas but also incorporate these as much as they can within the organization

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

have wiped off unemployment totally for the underprivileged sector.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 12, 2009

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October 12, 2009

hi!!!!!i came to know about MAD at my college....i found it very much interesting to educate under-privileged children....i feel very lucky to be a part of this organisation to help such kinda kids mold themselves so dat they will be able to face today's competitive world......my best wishes to MAD...... I AM FULLY MAAAAAADDDDDDD!!!!!

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

very gud..active...young guns....passionate......

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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