Being Called to Make A Difference

Make A Difference (MAD) Now was founded in 2008 by one person feeling called to make a difference in the world. She started with an orphanage of children; raising and encouraging them. After time, the calling steadily grew into an award-winning organization that has been helping children all the way through college and developing schools around the world. Here are some of the milestones.

2019
MAD receives the 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

Student updates: Mary graduates from secondary school in Tanzania. Revo receives his first paid internship at Thomson Reuters in Boston, MA.

MAD launches a Computer Certificate Program for Girls and commits to sending 1,000 impoverished girls through program by 2020.

2018
MAD celebrates its 10th anniversary.

MAD receives the GreatNonprofits 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit award.

MAD launches its first pilot Computer Certificate Program to 50 impoverished children throughout Tanzania.

Student updates: Eliona and Christopher are accepted into accounting programs at Moshi Cooperative College. Esther gets into the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Benedict, Innocent, Exuper and Shabani get into KCMC Medical College in Tanzania. Omega is accepted into Mzumbe University in Tanzania to study accounting. Edward is accepted into Sokoine University in Tanzania and Stanley is accepted into Mzumbe University to study law.

MAD starts to support four girls in Peru through advanced level studies.

2017
Student updates: Innocent, Christina, Benny, Jonasi and Exuper graduate from secondary school.

MAD commits to supporting a student near a war-zone in Syria to study in the USA. She will graduate from high school in 2020.
MAD commits to support a student from a war-zone in Burundi to study in the USA. He will graduate from high school in 2020.
MAD commits to supporting another vulnerable student from Tanzania. She will graduate from high school in 2020.

MAD conducts a girls’ empowerment workshop empowering 240 girls in Tanzania with Professor Olga Tsoudis.

2016
Student updates: Deo gets into Memorial University to study medicine in Canada. Revo receives a full-ride scholarship to Duke University to study data science. Neema gets into the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to study accounting.

MAD builds its third classroom to benefit 500 students.

MAD commits to supporting a student from Zambia through college so he can become a physician’s assistant.

2015
Student updates: All twenty-two children from the orphanage have graduated from primary school and are in boarding. Neema and Omega graduate from secondary school.

Salesforce employees build the first basketball court in Himo, Tanzania for 300 students with MAD.

MAD provides Internet to a rural school.

2014
MAD builds a technology center and donates 40 iPads, 20 computers, two slide projectors and a larger printer to a rural school.

2013
Salesforce employees come over to Tanzania to volunteer with MAD for the first time.

MAD finishes a 700,000 square foot library to serve 50,000 people in the Kilimanjaro community.

2011
MAD launches a MAD Sports Program for vulnerable children covering how to swim, ride a bike, take care of and ride a horse, play tennis, rope climb and play basketball.

2010
MAD helps rebuild a technology room after the earthquake of 2010 in Haiti.

MAD establishes its first office in downtown Moshi, Tanzania.

2009
MAD Launches Summer Leadership & Immersion Scholarship Program in India.

MAD creates environmental and literacy programs in India.

MAD launches environmental programs at schools in Tanzania.  

MAD builds a science lab to benefit 500 students.

2008
MAD gets registered as a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

2006
MAD commits to fully supporting twenty-two children at an orphanage in Tanzania.

2005
MAD’s founder arrives into Zambia, Africa and starts helping orphaned children.