It's an amazing job we have businesses and property tax returns payments for my family members I shell say that God is an awesome father
This NGO is driving the youth towards the right direction M.A.D truly stands up to its name MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I have never met people who are so much dedicated towards the cause and just to make a note here i also met so people in the beginning who just joined for the heck of it but now are one of the most active and dedicated members of M.A.D , this is how MAD not only transforms its students but also its volunteers.
Me who hated to wake up early on sunday morning early wait for it so that I can go meet MADsters and teach those lovely kids rise up expectations make my classes amazing .
This non profit is profiting alot of lives in 'N' number of way possible
Hats off. Proud to be a MADster.
M.A.D stands up for its name. It made a difference in lives of many kids..and it is even bringing up change in lives of many more kids. Changes the perspective of kids..it changes the way they see life..of all..it gives parental support to kids which can't be done so easily. Playing role of parent in a kids life isn't so easy and this is definitely a non-profit organization. Volunteers working there expect nothing..but the satisfaction one can get through this organization is amazing.. a volunteer or person who is closely related with M.A.D knows what life is like.. it takes a lot of courage and kind heart to be a M.A.D volunteer..its not as easy as we see it. Its the dedication of every volunteer what makes up M.A.D. THUMBS UP AND HATS OFF FOR M.A.D . love this organization and work a lot. Life changing experience.
M.A.D really lives up to it's name for making a difference,yes it really does..Happy memories and the many smiling faces that look up to me and adore me and love me at the same time..The strength of a family that makes me strive for perfection and at the end of a busy day the contentment that fills my heart.M.A.D has not only made a difference for 'them' or 'you',it has made a difference in me and that is what it's all about..!
The name it's self defines ma life after being a part of MAD..it really has made a difference,it taught me many things like team work,leadership,understanding,planning etc.apart from proffessional and practical influence ,it has also attached me emotionally with the kids,volunteer and team member..i just wait for the weekend and hug ma all children and meet my team members..it just awesome!!!
For me MAD is not just a platform to give back to the community but an opportunity to hone my leadership skills and overall personality. There is just so much to learn from all the youngsters that surround you. The energy, ideas, zeal and commitment levels are overwhelming. And ofcourse...the best takeaway is the smiles on the faces of the kids you teach...AMAZING !!
Being a part of MAD has been my best experience so far! The joy that I get everytime i see a kid smile in my class is truely priceless. MAD has put a full stop to all my confusions about how I could do my part to those who are really special, but are in need. So, MAD has definitely made a difference in my life and is inspiring me to Make A Difference every day :)
The best thing that ever happened to me in my life is joining MAD.It feels really great to be a part of this organisation and help the kids out there who have equal rights to anything and everything like we do and get :)
Make A Difference is made up of people who genuinely believe in what they are doing and the results are there for everyone to see. MAD has definitely made an impact on my life and I'm proud to say that I'm a MADster.
Just want to say MAD has truely made a difference in my life .Cannot stop my self from talking about MAD every single day .
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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!!!" :)
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
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
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.
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 :) :)
Make a difference, according to me is a great organisation that not only works towards giving its kids a bright career by teaching them English but also by teaching them life skills. What's even better is that we at make a difference also bring to light the various careers that the kids could take up, opening a whole world of opportunities for them! so far this has been a great experience for me, there's always a whole lot of activities for the kids that teach them so much! Its amazing how the bond grows between us and the kids, which only makes us work harder to make our kids realize their dreams! Personally, I think make a difference is doing a great job with all the kids and it keeps getting better as an organisation!
MAD is the essence of belief that even in the present day, people care, and people chose to make a difference, in their own little beautiful way. It's a place where individuals abundantly put in their time, talents, hopes and faith for the betterment of the society. The stepping stone towards anything big, great and whole is taking that first step and leading the way so that others may take theirs, and I believe I speak for the entire MAD family when I say that we are what we do. And what we do is who we are. I hope MAD grows in the years to come, and keeps touching life's as it has and inspiring the modern day youth, to come forward and be a part of the larger picture, and be the difference they hope to see in the world. Stay Lively. Stay Hungry. Stay MAD.
MAD is not just an organisation, its something that has become a part of me . Its a way of life. One in which you can actually SEE the difference you make, you see the children you meet growing up to be educated, powerful individuals. When you see the difference in their eyes, your pride will know no bounds. I have evolved as a person, learnt to deal with people and situations, MAD is definitely the best learning curve you could ask for. Leadership, team work and family values will soon be the very profound values you stand for.Its the experience of a lifetime. =)
MAD as an organization never stops short to continuously reinvent itself, be more relevant and meaningfully impact a child's life. By growing the volunteer and support network at a furious pace, MAD has successfully increased its resources vastly by finding and engaging talented, creative youth. With a model that allows almost anyone involved to benefit immensely, MAD is arguably one of the best organizations to volunteer time for.
Make A Difference has been the defining moment of my life
It's been almost 3 years since I first heard about this Organisation. The journey from them to now has been one which is very integral to my life shaping a definite proportion of it both personally & professionally. The experiences that I have been having for the past 3 years are the ones which not only gives me a platform to give back to the society but helps me hone myself as a better person every single day. From a volunteer to a city Placement's fellow to a national content developer the journey has indeed been remarkable.
MAD is a great and revolutionary youth organization with hundreds of individuals wanting to contribute and help children at risk in their education. I think in a country like ours, education is the best solution to all major problems. With its structure and flexible and friendly approach, MAD is one of the fastest impacting phenomena around. I'm proud to be associated with it and look at a long journey ahead with Make A Difference.
Working with Make a Difference has been a life changing experience. Getting the opportunity to head HR for a city, meet many many people, and recruit enthusiastic volunteers, all while teaching children who value every moment of our presence has changed my perspective on myself and on the world. Thank you for being there for the kids, MAD; and thank you for being there for us.
i'm having the best days of my life working here. the most awesome thing is the friendly environment not only with the co-workers but also with the kids as well. here we've right n freedom to express our feelings not as a teacher but as a friend. i must say i find myself lucky that i'm one of those luckiest who got a chance to serve n pamper these sweet n lovely kids. :)
My time at MAD has been the most profound moment of my life. I've never met so many committed, cause-driven people all at one place at the same time. If MAD is any indication of the spirit of the youth of today, I think it's safe to say our country is in good hands!
Its been over a year since i joined Make A Difference and the experience is overwhelming. The best thing about Make A Difference is that, here education is imparted in a child oriented way:) MAD does not limit to just teaching English to children, but also exposes them to the various opportunities they have after they step out of school. And along with the children i have also learnt a lot in this journey at MAD.
"you know what?..the problem is with this country's System..!!..and whatSoEver" ...this is what one generally thinks!..but We - MAKE A DIFFERENCE - follow *Think Globally,Act Locally* :) yes! We do it..! :) MAD interviewed me.We had some Group discussions,test for teaching abilities etc!..and I did it ! :p :D that was amazing! :D MAD made me Believe in Myself,now I try to make the children Believe in themselves! :) MAD actually Works for the needy children instead of just raising funds n all..! This is why I loooove MAD !! let's take them High,High n Higher! join us n MAKE a Difference to FEEL the difference! :D MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! :) :) :) \m/
Make A Difference is one enthusiastic organization with some of the most amazing, passionate people giving their best to make the lives of others better! This organization not only teaches English but helps in the all round development of the child. Even though i just joined 2 months back, every class has been challenging but truly satisfying. Proud to be part of this awesome lot :)
Got inspired by one of my friends,who is already working in MAD and joined here..It is really awesome.Good way to do something for the society.Got to many values and morals of life here in Make a Difference..
I joined Make A Difference (MAD) on Nov 1st 2009 with a short plan to help a few children till the end of that academic year (Apr 2010). However 3 years have passed and I'm still working big time with MAD, I never found a need to search for another organization, such is the satisfaction I got working with this organization. Just to name a few things that make me super-proud of MAD: 1) The quality of the child centric projects and the new standards that have been set 2) The evolution of the organizational structure to suit the existing projects and to accommodate more projects with scalability 3) The passion, vision and ground work that flows from the leadership team to the volunteers and back from volunteers to the leadership team. 4) MAD has become a platform for the youth to become leaders and champion various causes in the society through ownership. In my own circle, I've seen amazing leaders being made here. Thank you MAD for being an important part of my life and way to go MADsters!! :)
Its an awesome thing playing a role of a Volunteer aka English teacher . we not just made them learn but we also learnt many things like having patience , how to approach different people with different behaviors and we made our students to learn English in a MAD way.. It has succeeded in making difference in the society by not just making people learn English but also making children learn values. We had a great bond with students and these kids are taking all the chances to get the guidance from us. It is my great privilege to work in a youth driven non-governmental organisation which helps orphans to get the things which they miss from the individuals who have parents. -Guidance to their future is done by running the Placement Project - English project helps to make the kids learn the universal spoken English so that they can communicate fluently -Library project where we take kids to a place which is both innovative (you must have seen tara zamen par!!) yup this type of environment where kids become innovative.. coming to the english project MAD takes good steps by conducting BATS and other tests to assess the kids and these are valuable..!! So cheers MAD ..!! u r awesome!!
MAD happened to me by chance..but very soon I realised that this is one of the wonderful things that has ever happened to me... A perfect platform... a youth centric volunteer network....with a right attitude... trying to Make A Difference in the budding generations.! Moulding the kids with the ability to master their lives...exposing them to a whole new world of opportunities.. encouraging them to look beyond... Isn't that amazing..!! MAD has become our identity..and Awesomeness has become our signature.!!Proud to be a MADster.
MAD is one of those organisations which helps you to evolve personally by dedicating few hours a week for the society . That amazing moment when you get to know that a kid of your own class trusts you so much that he/she comes and shares his/her difficulties with you( by difficulties I mean both academical and personal ) can't be put in words.
Little did I know Make A Difference would come to my college to recruit new volunteers, little did I know I'd have to go through an intensive recruitment, little did I know I'd get through, little did I know it would change me as a person so drastically. MAD hasn't just been an organization I volunteer for but a home where I found family, kids I would work day in and day out for, a discipline in life that I now strictly follow, patience that I possess, change that I strongly believe in, deeply embedded values and a new found hope and faith in giving. I have been a part of MAD for 2 years and it has been truly an eye opener. It has made me realize the potential in every child which could be truly enhanced if given the right opportunity, direction and a role-model and that's exactly what MAD looks into.
It is definitely all that it promises to do to make a difference in the lives of everyone who assiciates with it . Make A Difference is a truy transparent and very structured organisation that provides the best to the children. We are put through intense rectuitment processes and training modulues so that we can put forth the best in class. The experience of teaching children is a fulfilling challange and in this process alonng wth helping the kids improve their language and various other skills, MAD helps every volunteer, intern, etc associated with it take back a lot more valuable lessons which helps in all walks of life. I would recommend being associated with MAD in whichever way a person can. Joining MAD 4 months back was one of the best things that happened this year !!!! :)
Well MAD happened to me by chance and it is the best thing to ever happen! Interacting with the kids, who are like us in every way except that they were more on the receiving end of unfortunate circumstances, has made me realise that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to have a go at their dreams. MAD is one such platform which not only caters in directing them to the stars but also helps in holistic development. Always looking forward to the weekends as its MADtime!
To say that Make a Difference is a life changing experience, is but an under-statement, to say that its a way of life would be, ever so slightly, closer to the mark. To say that it changed my perspective of life, is but stating the obvious... Make a Difference, is an organisation, founded to teach English to Children at risk, thus, improving their prospects for the future.. Its beautiful how, the very same MAD, makes students out of teachers, teaching them from simple yet bountiful lessons in a smile, a hop, a skip and a jump, teaching us to delve into our depths, improving each and every one of us forever..
Without ‘Process Excellence’, excellence in results is not possible. I want to make a difference. And MAD has enabled me to do this. An organization that is well structured, works efficiently and works together as a team- what more can I ask! Every weekend when I go to teach, I don’t return without adding something to my values and skills. At MAD we focus on not just academic improvement but personality as a whole. Spending time with the children gives me so much happiness that cannot be put in words. We cater to the different needs of each child- being their friend, teacher and at times family too. I am extremely happy to be a part of the MAD family! :)
When I first went for the recruitment 3 years back without knowing much about MAD, I was not even sure if I wanted to teach. But then I decided to give it a shot and has been part of MAD ever since. It was not easy at first but every time I came close to giving up something happened that made me want to try again, sometimes something a fellow volunteer said or maybe something a kid did. Anyway I'm glad I stuck to it and today I believe in the cause because I have seen the difference.
Sunken faces, yellow eyes, malnutrition bodies are no big deals in India.
Even though people dying of hunger ad poverty is daily news, deep beneath us all we despise it and we want to end it but dont know how.
We blame it on politicians and corruption but deep inside we blame ourselves.
We question our luck for being born in a well off family and hide our helplessness with indifference.
Its not politics, food or money. Its us.
One day I got up with that realisation and got ready to Make A Difference. Ever since my life has never been the same. Never stop believing because Change begins with you!
Well , one fine day i got to know about MAD from facebook(Ok yeah i was stalking someone :P) .. n i said okay this seems to be nice i would love to teach these kids n let's apply for it.. n i did online and kept waiting n waiting n waiting but hey ! i felt like this waiting is going to be forever :( as i dint get any call.. n one fine night i mailed them back that you guys promised but never called me :( and that's how i got to know that they did call me n my number was unreachable(my bad i know) and they asked me to come next day for the recruitment process as it was the last day n i was like OMG that's just wow i am lucky enough ehh :D.. and then i got selected n started working with MAD.. although its just been more than a month that i have started teaching kids n trust me i am truly madly deeply in love with them already.. i dont even miss my classes and i am always ready for substitutions coz i love our MAD kids :")... n someway or the other i do feel that MAD has changed my life n changed my perception about life.. there's so much i have learnt from MAD .. i am teaching kids and in return they are teaching me what is life.. they are sweet , naive n totally full of life too :).. I LOVE MAD and i wanto stay with MAD for the rest of my life as i say again TRULY MADLY DEEPLY A PROUD MADster !
It has been about 2 months since I have joined this organisation. It surely has a big mission to accomplish and the people involved are very determined in accomplishing this. The plans, targets and progress I have seen so far seem very very promising. It indeed has a long way to go to realize its dreams and with the people and their energy currently in this organisation, it will definitely hit the pinnacle!!!
How hard could teaching English to eight children possibly be?! Make A Difference has an intensive selection process, that ensures that they select the best teachers for their students and teachers who can be role models as well; something that all educational institutions to should consider doing, in order to realize the potential in every child! I've been teaching at MAD, for the past 2 years, and it's without a doubt the best thing that could ever have happened to me! The organization is in itself so well structured that it redefines what volunteerism is and ensures that every volunteer is driven and passionate about the cause. The fist time that I entered a shelter home and interacted with the children there, I knew I would never quit on this. Being in college did make it slightly challenging, to be able to balance both together, but the things I learn at MAD, I could quite possibly learn nowhere else and to be able to see the impact of my efforts on the children I teach is the best feeling in the world! :) Once MAD, always MAD!
I never knew that a single decision could change one's perspective towards life. After joining Make A Difference, I realized there's so much more to life. It opened to me a whole new world. I realized what exists beyond this little bubble I live in. It taps the potential of the young-the urge of the youth to initiate change. They are innovators,they initiate change at the grass-root level and in such amazing ways I can't explain! I am a Library Project Volunteer and I look forward to my weekly classes. It's an enriching and enlightening experience not only teaching the kids but also conversing with them about their daily routine,their experiences,their perspectives,their dreams and aspirations. It enables me to believe that I can bring about a difference in the lives of these kids and for sure we do! When you give a child a book,you hand them a whole new world of experiences and feelings. I have the power to change someone's life for good now and I am grateful to MAD for it!!
It hasent been long since i started working at mad but the time I spend teaching the children is very fulfiling.And the feeling when you see that they have imbibed what youve been triying to teach them i just wasum.They can b a handful but its totaly worth it
To be associated with MAD is a great experience. MAD is dedicated towards enriching lives and opening new avenues for children at risk. MAD functions professionally and is determined in achieving its objectives as it will provide a bright future for the children. I am proud to be a part of MAD.
We work for the society. We make a difference. We give English language educational and communication skills to underprivileged children. We rock! \m/
I had no clue when i went fir the recruitment...but when i entered in thid mad world...i came to its a life changing experience....the kids out there are so wonderful :)we all work as a team...nd the satisfaction which qe get is beyond anythng else.....i love my mad family :)
Make A Difference has made me realise how difficult and important a role of teacher is. There are people for whom fate has made worst plans. The onus is upon us to correct it. My org does that.
I wish to share my first day experience at one of our shelter homes. When I was preparing for the class during Zero Hour (an hour dedicated for class preparation), I felt that taking class would be very easy. But when I started taking the class, I actually realized its not going to be that easy. I realized that the most important aspect of teaching poor kids is lifting there confidence and motivation levels. Now whenever I take my class I make sure that I boost up their confidence. This is how I make difference to their lives.
the organization empowers the kids through education. by teaching, even the volunteers learn a lot. they acquire leadership qualities in them in MAD. Regarding the kids, they use basic english to communicate after joining MAD who don't even know to spell their own name in english before joining MAD.
MAD is where we teach, we learn, we grow!! we help the society to be a better place to live by just contributing a small part of our time in something that is fun and soul-moving!! and the best thing is here the volunteers are recruited and not just taken randomly!! its because we are so serious about the quality of education we provide to the under-privileged but curious children!! its time..we need to Make A Difference!! :)
Make A Difference is a youth centered organization that connects with under privileged kids by teaching them the most necessary skill required to survive in this competitive world-English.I'm a volunteer at MAD and it definitely has changed me and made me more sensitive towards the less fortunate. Teaching the kids, watching their 'maasoom' eyes look up with a thousand questions, their easy smiles and hugs is an experience no other can match. I'm glad to be a part of MAD and i can say without a doubt its probably one of the most transparent organization.And yes, one of a kind. Its not just about teaching. Its about MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Kudos to MAD! :)
I'm a part of MAD and this probably is the best thing that has happened to me! It is allowing me to do that little bit for the children who need us. It concentrates on English and all the other basic necessities that these children need in the globally challenging world. So yes, all my support to this meaningful, structured and enthusiastic organisation that I'm more than glad to be a part of.
As the name suggests, it totally makes and brings a major difference in the lives of children at risk and also people like us who have never been ambitious about studies but doing something social. doing something like this. Its an extremely professional organisation who work to empower such kids besides educating them. I'm sure we're creating a huge difference in their life and IF you join HANDS we promise to create a major Difference in your life too. Well isn't it all about Making A Difference in the first place? :)
I have been associated with Make a Difference for 4 months now as a volunteer. The thing that really gets me excited about Make a Difference is the energy level of the volunteers and the impact that the organization delivers in a child's life. Some of the activities conducted by the organization I wish I had such experiences as a kid. The transparency in operations and the family feel of the organization is something that I have not come across other organizations be it corporate or the non profit world.
Make a Difference concentrates mainly on providing English education to under-privileged children in orphanages. It is a very sound organisation at every level. Each and every person takes ownership and responsibility to make the difference his/herself. Every activity, every small change at each and every level is looked upon from one major angle -- WHAT IMPACT WILL THIS HAVE ON OUR KIDS ? Every mvoe is made to benefit them. Every small detail, every minute of this ngo is for the kids. I joined MAD in Aug-Sept 2012. MAD works at the core level...Kids. MAD is not a money-making organisation. Their main aim is to teach the kids and actually be with them. There are several organisations who claim to work towards similar causes but they fail to reach the core level, the very kids they are working for in such a skillful manner. Kids are benefiting in huge huge proportions with MAD. I am teaching Starters level kids and we discuss moral values and general chit-chat also. The kids are very bright and we teach each other. I am happy to find such a organisation. I wish more people would join hands in such a noble cause with such effective organisation.
Make A Difference is an amazing organisation. It has helped change the lives of hundreds of children across the country by providing them a Second Chance in their lives through basic English education. Not only that, it has also changed the lives of the volunteers who help in Making A Difference by making them believe that Second Chances are possible in everyone's life including theirs. I can say that MAD has given me my second chance in life and I'm thankful. Awesome Work! kudos.