“I led a fairly happy childhood leading a comfortable life. But to a largely self-focused person, a sudden visit to the orphanage by grandpa took me to, changed things for me! We used to visit the orphanage every year on new year’s eve and distribute food and dresses to children staying over there. These visits often carried with them a lot of thoughts and I used to constantly think of the privileges I had and wondered if the kids were just content with the food and dresses we gave! But their smiles would remove the pain of the confusion for a brief while but I continued to ponder over it constantly!
But I did find my redemption upon joining this organisation called “Make A Difference (MAD)”. Here I met many like-minded folks who had the same motive as I did and strived to bring in the changes in the shelter homes and orphanages.
As the name suggests, MAD empowers a subset of the 35 Million Children in need of care and protection through education and provide them with a safer and hygienic environment to live in. It is not only for the kids, it mobilises young leaders (community organisers) to ensure an equitable middle-class outcome for all the children they work with.
Everyone has a dream, small or big and the dream camps that MAD conducts are not limited to the dreams of the children to be surrounded just within the shelters. They are exposed to the outside world to show their creativity, enjoy their moments in the spotlight and many more!
The one thing I learnt after my journey with Make A Difference is “To Make a Difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect, You just have to care ~ Mandy Hale”. This is what provided the solution to my thought and it’s not just one-way, the care the children show for you is one of the most beautiful blessings that I would cherish throughout my life.”