Make a Difference
Make a Difference mobilizes young leaders towards ensuring equitable outcomes for children in shelters through empowering the child, improving the ecosystem and enabling the sector.
Work and Achievements
Make A Difference mobilizes young leaders to ensure equitable outcomes for children in shelters across India. We do this via three broad intervention strategies that ensure holistic development and support:
1. Empower children through better emotional health, life skills, exposure, educational support, transition readiness and after care.
2. Improve the ecosystem around them by driving better practices among the institutions that directly affect their lives; primarily shelters, schools, family, state and society.
3. Enable the sector through better data, sharing knowledge and building coalitions and networks.
Through our core programs, Ed Support, Dream Camps, Propel & After Care, Make a Difference creates a support system and an emotional safe space for children in shelters by ensuring every child has at least 3 adults who care for them, understand them and who they can reach out to when they feel overwhelmed.
Children have access to trained mentors for a minimum of 2 hours a week from the age of 10 to 18. Mentors spend time getting to know children and developing a customized plan for each child. This plan includes not just academic support but also life skills, personal discovery, art, music and language lessons delivered by teams of volunteers on the ground.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Our Fund utilization is primarily towards our 4 programs- Ed Support, Propel, Aftercare and Dream camp. We also plan to increase our bandwidth to better manage operations.