4 years ago, when MAD had just started in Cochin, a young college girl, asked her parents "Can I join MAD?" But without even batting an eye-lid, they said "NO." She didn't give up. She believed in a society where everyone was given an equal chance irrespective of what circumstances they were born into. MAD was the perfect platform for this. An organization with an aim to ensure that the underprivileged children are brought into the main stream so they can chose their careers based on their potential and interests.
And so, she pestered her parents persistently and when they couldn't take it any longer, they gave in. There was a catch of course. She could join MAD alright, but only after she got herself a job.
Fast forward 4 years, and here I am - 2 years into my first job at Google and 2 years into MAD :) And the smiles on the childrens faces is testament enough for me to know that I am Making A Difference.
This is what I've learnt in MAD: "What you are capable of is restricted only by your thoughts." So, dare to come forward, dare to make a difference, and we will show you a million ways to change the world.