Michelle Obama dances with underprivileged children enrolled in the academic program of Make A Difference in Mumbai.

MAD has justified its slogan- ‘Don’t Stop BELIEVING!’ in almost a decade of its operations. It mobilizes young leaders to bridge the gap of education inequality. In 2005, MAD’s founders – Jithin C Nedumala, Gloria Benny and Sujith Abraham Varkey decided to visit a boys’ Home in Cochin to spend some time there. Children at shelter homes were talented and had aspirations and so they felt that more needed to be done. Soon, they started going back regularly, just to spend time with the children there. The MAD story started there.

They have various programmes where various volunteers are recruited to teach kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently around 2100 MAD volunteers teach close to 5200 children across India. It has received a lot of recognition from international organizations for its successful operations.