World is an interesting place to live. It is a place where smallest gestures turn the life around and a place where many things stand constant for centuries. It is full of absurdities and full of colors.
It is even more interesting when one lives in a country named India. Things are rather colorful here. More than a billion people live here in contrast conditions. This country is the place from where many art of living stemmed over the centuries. A philosophy of peace still is there in the air but at the same time vandalism still lingers around. It is a country where riches of tycoons bend a little bit and look at the hollows of poverty nonchalantly. The social fabric of this country has something like thousand layers. It is a rather awesome tapestry of harmony and discontent
Today, india is the place where the youth aspire, dream and do. A flabbergasting speed of life hardly allows one to breath. But even in the mad rush of life, some young souls pause for a moment as their heart cannot ignore the dark side of this revival.
There are many youth organizations in India that work for several causes. They try to empower a life. They do their best to illuminate what may ever be a night for many.
I have been fortunate enough to work with one such fabulous entity, ‘Make a Difference’. Make a difference works in many orphanages across the country and teach English to lesser-privileged kids. English has become the language of communication in this country and if you want excel then you got to be able to speak English.
Make A Difference, or MAD as we fondly call it, tries to ensure that every kid we teach does not miss the opportunity to meet glory in his/her life solely because of poor English.
However, I have to emphasize one thing that MAD is not only about teaching English, it is about spreading joy and sharing the merry fortune that MADSTERS have been blessed with. In MAD we make sure to have our kids always smiling as their smile is the return we crave for. MAD organizes different workshops and field trips to enable our kids to explorer themselves and the world around.
Volunteers of MAD or Madsters as we proudly call ourselves work in a system and try to improve our techniques at every juncture. Discipline of MAD is something that has helped it in growing so fast in such a little time of 5-6 years.
Personally speaking, MAD has been the most enriching experience of my life so far. One and half years of my stint with mad has already helped me in developing myself. We at mad belive in one simple thing, that every hour we teach makes us a better human being. Spending time with kids, learning from their lives and sharing our lives with them give us the rare opportunity of being human. Working with fabulous set of people is the cherry on the top. Every madster is gifted in his or her own way. And sharing hundred gifts with each other is a treat for life.
I can go on and on bragging about MAD, but I would rather stop to proudly say in the end that I am MAD.