I first heard about MAD through a press article, where the journalist had written about how youngsters of today are helping others and spreading the message and the importance of education. Its heartwarming to know that the youth of today care, and they care enough to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I think they are doing a creadible job with whatever little they have, to give back to the society with the means they have
I am the parent of a volunteer. I have attended a summer camp organised for the children. I am very impressed with the work they are doing. I wish them all the best with their initiatives.
I really like the idea when this group organized a picnic for the kids from 'Thara, orphanage for boys'. I got involved immediately and introduced more donors for the event. Though I could not volunteer to help but I was very sure that it would be a successful event and indeed it brought so many smiles on those kid's faces.
Every month I contribute a part of my salary for charity, its the same as usual, some for CRY, SOS International, MAD and other groups. But in MAD, i usually take part in how they utilize it for the kids. Every time they hold a camp, which is basically a get together between children from different schools, there's a lot and lot of work, so I involve in helping them out with all that work. So all the effort placed into it, can be visualized and be made worth it by just seeing the smiles on their faces. All the activities organized, you see how it can help them. Every time, our efforts are mainly monetary but this time, its both, and you working yourself through is any day better than any cash contribution can make you feel. That why I support MAD and their efforts to help me make a difference.
I am part of Friends of MAD, and have been donating money for the cause every month. I was prompted to do so since I have seen the amount of hardwork and dedication that goes in to it. And this was my way to help the cause. There were quite number of young volunteers(mainly students) who teach the underprivileged students but they lack the money to provide for the study material and such. An already established NGO like MAD needs to be given its recognition for it to reach more children and change their world for the better.
The students behind this organization in Thiruvanathapuram are so into the well being of children in & around the place. Myself a radio Jockey had taken them on air & seen their passion in this area. For engineering students to be able to look beyond their career is a commandable effort!
Although I have not worked personally as a volunteer, I have seen the dedication, enthusiasm and energy of the young people who volunteer to teach English to the poor students. MAD has filled a void for young people who would like to volunteer their services to helping the needy. It is important to help such an organization to grow so that more youth can participate in such activities in a society where we do not have many of these activities.
My first interaction with MAD started when they were starting out their chapter in Hyderabad, AP, India. I was asked to help out with recruiting volunteers who could lead the effort in this city. Having done several interviews for the company I work for, I was pleasantly surprised to see the guidelines laid out by the organization when selecting the candidates. This was one organization which had no qualms in going without volunteers rather than recruiting a bunch of non-committed ones (a rare sight for an NGO, coz most of them are trying to increase just their volunteer base). The quality volunteers (most of them young eager guns !!) is what makes this organization stand out among others. I salute the spirit of these volunteers and with MAD in their hand/head/hearts, this organization future looks bright and ready to scale new heights :). These people are completely MAD about making a true difference in the society.
its a wonderful nonprofitable organisation with young talented volunteers..who i saw spending their precious time in educating the under priviledged...n also the efforts they are making to collect the funds for the needy...
i know MAD through my daughter who is a MAD volunteer.the notion of these young people to make a difference when they could very well be watching TV at home is praise worthy. keep up the good work!