Quality Education for All

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

“Almost 65 million adolescents are without access to a secondary education.”

- Global Citizen

It’s not uncommon to hear children complain about having to go to school. However, in many parts of the world—there are children who would give anything to sit in a classroom with a teacher who cares about their futures where they are surrounded by desks, chairs, books, and computers. This scenario represents quality education and, as such, is the single most important gateway to these children’s economic prosperity.

Make A Difference (MAD) Now is a registered 501c(3) award-winning non-profit that has developed a unique model to help impoverished children have access to quality education.


From Orphanage to Duke University in the USA with MADNow.

Over the last eleven years, MAD has provided scholarships for hardworking, talented youth from impoverished and war torn backgrounds including: Syria, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Nepal and Peru. Additionally, MAD has created innovative programs and facilities for students, which include educational outdoor trips, up-to-date science labs and technology centers, girls empowerment workshops, sports programs, and libraries.

Our Difference

Changing the Way Vulnerable Children are Helped

Close to 70% of students in Tanzania don’t make it past primary school. Yet, 100% of our students have graduated from primary school and now are either in secondary school or in college working on their careers. They come from households making on average $30 a month and now have the earning potential of $1,000 or more per month from our programs.

Join us on our mission to provide quality education to vulnerable children and youth through scholarships, school improvement and career training programs.

Get Involved

The Children Need You


Get fit, explore a new country, learn about a new culture and support children with the gift of education. All money raised is used to pay for: school tuitions, required books, uniforms, health care, accommodation and meals for the students.


Learn about the local culture, cuisine and language while you work on projects that give back long term. Great for individuals traveling alone, families, and organizations. Lodging is amidst the snows of Kilimanjaro and just a few hours from the Serengeti.


Our sponsorship program accommodates every budget starting at $35 as a partial sponsor. Sponsorship cover school fees, school supplies, meals, and boarding. Without access to quality education children can't progress towards a brighter future.

Featured Stories

Overcoming Obstacles


Orphanage in Africa to Duke University

Revo reflects back on his life just a few years ago and how it has changed. He used to live in a village in Tanzania and is now at Duke University.
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On Her Way to Becoming an Accountant

Neema is on her way to achieving a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance at the University of Dar but her journey hasn’t been easy.
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Escaped Childhood Marriage

Most of the girls from Upendo’s village got married and began having babies by the time they were 13. Upendo almost went down that track as well.
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Our Numbers

See The Impact


People now have access

to computer centers, libraries, a basketball court and classrooms in the Kilimanjaro community because of MAD.




are provided each year to the children we support.



Days of education

are provided each year to the children we support.

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