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.
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!