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  

Make A Difference is this amazing youth network that very clevely harnesses and uses youth potential to take off the tag "uneducated" from India. It motivates India's youngsters to go beyond charity and plant themselves amongst underpriviledged children to try and give them all the priviledges they need. English classes, career awareness activities, vibrant libraries, computer literacy and a lot more! When you volunteer with MAD, you're never the same again!

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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9 people found this review helpful

Mad for me is not service , its solace.... My new way of living and the way forward... made me realise that u dont need capes and tights to make a difference.

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

be a volunteer

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

the clarity of the mission..

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

truly God sent to make a difference

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

raise its operations to 520 more cities..

Ways to make it better...

I was with MAD from day one..

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

1. to find the right people 2. Funds 3. to ensure volunteer commitment

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

I dont crib , I do , I make A 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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4 people found this review helpful

Make a Difference today is a success as it stands by its name and is responsible for making the right difference in the society. If one really wants to give back to the society and lend a helping hand,then please be a part of this well thought and operated youth organisation where we teach the underprivilege children English and computers in the most innovative way possible within a time frame. Being with Make A Difference ( one of the best decisions of my life ) has been truly enriching. The thought of meeting the kids, playing with them, helping them out, teaching them new things excites me........and today I can say I AM MAKING A DIFFERENCE..WE ARE MAD..We need self motivated volunteers who can take this to another level.

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

every aspect of the lives of children

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

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

very cooperative

Ways to make it better...

I can get more self motivated , ready to help volunteers

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 every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Its been 8 months since i have been working with my Team (MAD)Mangalore,which has given me a opportunity to see a SMILE on faces of KIDS from St Aloysious childrens home. Only goal is to keep on working towards making that SMILE last forever and ever and ever..........

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

Mangalore I always had a dream to give something back to the society specialy the the kids who do not get to lead thier childhood the same has what we have experienced.i am glad i got this opportunity to make a difference

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

I would improve the flow of message within the TEAM more effectively...

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

Its work ,work work for a cause but its fun

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

Volunteers that i have met were all FUN,and determined to make a difference

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

IT would really MAKE A DIFFERENCE,and rest assured we can use them to keep the smile everlasting ........

Ways to make it better...

If more people knew about us,and would give thier precious time for those kids...

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

FUNDS period

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

Lets all get together,join hands and MAKE A 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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3 people found this review helpful

MAD is a fantastic organisation which allows for those who are keen to help to actually get involved, in an easy and fun way. It looks at education from a more holistic perspective, and tailors its syllabus to be meaningful, fun and interactive i.e. REAL Learning and Life Skill Impartation for the kids. This I believe is what sets it apart from other NGO's. I truly believe that if we instill the MAD spirit in everyone, we can CHANGE India.

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

Seeing the kids really flourish and develop into more confident, all rounded individuals.

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

Unbelievable in spirit and dedication.

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  

3 people found this review helpful

well after havin everydays hectic schedule ....while weekend goin to centers n spendin time wid kids n teachin dem to help dem to enhance their own future ..gives me great pleasure to be a part of mad...............................

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

great concept

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  

3 people found this review helpful

it's been a wonderful experience interacting with MAD.. learning a lot, caring a lot, teaching a lot and by this way truely making a difference(hope so)..

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

that all d maddies hav grown so close in a span of jus a few months.. Secondly d kids too learna lot through fun activities

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

most were good, committed and raring to go and teach.. But a few of them were only showing a facade of interest towards teaching.. Dis shows dat der r lots of different kinds of people!!

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

a) Buy d kids neccessary stationary. b) We only teach 3 kids homes.. If we had such a huge amount, we would spread d teaching to other kids homes also. c) Save a little of d money and biuld a park where kids of all ages can enjoy.

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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5 people found this review helpful

everythin i needed to be maself.reiteratin in words of barney stinson legen......wait for it........dary. and i love bein a mado

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

light moments vit kids

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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5 people found this review helpful

A organization, as the name states, set to Make A Difference by its set goals and precise thinking, each volunteers involvement, dedication and commitment.A well defined goal statement and mission to accomplish the same has made the organisation one of the best in its own way. Operation across the country despite all challanges and hurdles has made its way to everyones heart...A question each one has after joining MAD is, I have made a difference by being a part of it.. Have YOU???

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

Ways beyond words, helped the kids to be confident about stepping into the world outside and helped me to build up my skills

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

Suggest team to be little more bonded

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

I have found a way to give what i can to ones who deserve it and have been deprived off..

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

Awesome....

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

Do wonders and MAKE A DIFFERENCE in every way and everywhere...

Ways to make it better...

We are supported by the people across the country by word of mouth, donations or in anyway they can..

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

Funds and to sustain the committment

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

we need to run a SWOT analysis once in 8 months...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Make A Difference is an initiative to nurture the lives of the underprivileged kids. Sending one's kid to school and paying for his education does not give him all the support that he may need. There are still some problems that are too challenging for his age. Without some amount of personal attention and guidance these problems could prove overwhelming for the young minds. And whatever be the amount of sunlight, nourishment or irrigation provided to a sapling, it can never grow beyond the boundaries set by the pot the sapling is planted in. What we need to do is to repot the sapling in a bigger pot, to be that parent to these kids that even their parents can not be even if they wish to be. The motive is to give these kids an environment common in the celebrated schools of the city, to give dreams to the eyes that have forgotten the very process of dreaming and to instill confidence in the souls that have lost faith in their very being. The initiative is not just about teaching language and computer skills. There is much more to it. MAD is my new way of living..It has transformed me too...

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

is the celebration of youth in the most productive way, providing quality education

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

make a difference in the life of many more than the few thousands we deal with now

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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