Founded the program in June 2010 at the age of 18 and built a community of 400+ like-minded & highly driven individuals over the last 6 years
I-M.A.D ( I Make A Difference ) is a youth-led intensive program under THE CITY NEEDS ME FOUNDATION (SECTION 8 NGO) that empowers the underprivileged by providing free education and development. It focuses on improving communicative English and self confidence while giving kids an opportunity to explore various career paths & motivating them to pursue those paths. It is a platform for the youth to do their bit for the society.
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Every volunteer dedicates 8 months a year to impact 4-6 kids individually by focusing on personality development, improving emotional intelligence and developing a strong value system. The program adopts a result-oriented approach and has caused significant improvements not only in the kids but also in the volunteers. It differentiates itself by providing a long-term and committed engagement, every week, that enables impactful transformation in attitude, value and overall personality of the kids. We’re Currently setting up a national system and planning to expand to 6 cities by December 2020.
IMAD was certainly one of my most significant leadership experiences, working with underprivileged kids at the age of 18. Although I was very young and inexperienced, I was fearless and had an eagerness to serve the society, to make a difference. I clearly defined individual roles within the team and facilitated them to bond with each other. It was here that I realized the importance of personal relationships, escalations, incentivizing and prioritizing. I learnt the art to draw a road map in an unstructured atmosphere, quick decision-making and taking complete ownership of your decisions taken.
- More: https://eternallytangled.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/iammad
- Website: https://www.imakeadiff.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imakeadiff
“Be The Change You Want To See In The World” – Mahatma Gandhi