Make a Difference Foundation

As the saying goes, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

The modern MBA program is akin to a battlefield and in such a competitive environment, Make A Difference Foundation or MADF comes across as a breath of fresh air. Established in 2004, it is the social wing of IMT Ghaziabad, set up with the sole aim of giving back to the society. At the end of the day, the motivation for the MADF members is the sense of satisfaction derived out of enriching the lives of others.

While the students are busy chasing deadlines, MADF aims to strike a balance between the academic and social responsibilities which should be shouldered by every responsible citizen. MADF is the portal for the students of IMT to reach out to the world outside. The focus is not only on charity, but also on sustainable empowerment and social inclusions via awareness. MADF has been involved in organizing a wide range of activities ranging from Women Empowerment (Shashakt) to Clothes donation (Sahyog) and Blood Donation (Sanjeevani) to Joy of summers (our flagship event wherein we interact and spend a day with under privileged school children).

In addition to the social initiatives, MADF also runs a fully operational utility shop aptly christened NEEDZ, since it caters to the basic ‘needs’ of the IMTians.

1. Joy of Summers
Joy of Summers is a fun filled event organized at the Ghaziabad campus. It aims to spread happiness and celebrate life. The school children spend an eventful day at the campus and engage in fun and frolic. The smile on their face paints a perfect picture and is indeed a Joy to behold.

2. Sashakt
Sashakt, an initiative by MADF in association with All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) is an initiative towards self-reliance for women inmates of Dasna jail. The project aims at providing a sustainable livelihood opportunity to the women inmates by training them as certified Solar Technicians capable of assembling Solar Lanterns.

3. Sahyog
Sahyog, is a clothes collection drive, via which we collect clothes from the students and donate them to those in need. The distribution is channelized through various NGO’s like Goonj, and also publically by the volunteers.

4. Sanjeevani
Sanjeevani, a blood donation camp, is organized twice a year in association with Rotary club. In the past, the event has been met with an overwhelming response by the students of IMT Ghaziabad. The aim is for the blood find its way to those truly in distress.

5. Ehsas
Team MADF organized a drawing & painting competition at Asha Vidyalaya, a school for deaf & mute and intellectually & differently abled children. The sheer will and the power of dreams, which have helped them overcome the hurdles that they face every day, was on display in full measure.The event was followed by outdoor games and distribution of certificates to winners and chocolates to all the participants.

6. Jigyasa
An initiative by Team MADF, which aims to serve the most fundamental need for the betterment and advancement of society, Education. Monday through Saturday, a MADF member visits a nearby school and helps the less fortunate children with their studies. These young minds have a penchant for knowledge and it is our duty to quench this thirst.

7. Needz
NEEDZ is a student driven convenience store, run by Team MADF in the IMT campus, to ensure that the daily essentials are within easy reach of every student. The store is a perfect example of social entrepreneurship, as the revenue generated from NEEDZ goes into various social causes and thus each student making a purchase becomes a part of the Bigger Change- the change that transforms lives.

MADF has always formed associations with various NGOs and corporate bodies to realize its vision But the strength of MADF lies in coordinated volunteering and enthusiasm of IMTians, whose lives are touched by the activities of MADF. Every member of Team MADF not only knows his/her society and its needs, but also learns the art of mixing with the society and creating ‘wealth from waste’. It emblems the vision of MADF, to create citizens out of budding corporate leaders. .

MADF has completed 10 glorious years at IMT Ghaziabad. We are the Heart of IMT and as the enthusiasm of the members and volunteers keeps increasing every year we plan to add more events to our repertoire, to reach out to every section of the society. And in this endeavor we solemnly pledge to Go Make A Difference.

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