My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Make A Difference Now, Boise, ID, USA
I dreamed of serving with Make a Difference ever since I first learned about Theresa Grant's amazing journey to create this organization and serve orphaned and vulnerable youth. Work limitations meant I held that dream for 4 years before I could actualize it, and it was worth the wait! In 2015 I spent a month in Moshi, getting to know MAD kids and offering professional development support for teachers who work in schools MAD kids attend or aspire to attend. Every day was an adventure, a lesson in humility, and deepened my appreciation for the possibilities education opens for children. I'm so proud to have been able to experience the magic of MAD first hand and make a small contribution to the organization's efforts to help people grow and break the cycle of poverty through education. And the lasting impact on me cannot be overstated - I learned so much. From how hard it is to cut bananas for banana stew, the how to listen to the needs of teachers and students from a culture that is so different from my own, to my lasting appreciation for the beauty of Tanzania's people and country side, I am a better person because of my time with MAD. Many thanks to all MAD peeps!