ABOUT US @ SOLUTIONS 92% of all children in shelter homes drop out by the age of 18. With our support however, more than 90% of the children who have been through our programs have continued into higher education post 18.
Through our four core programmes, Ed Support, Discover, Propel and Dream Camps, 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 theyfeel 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 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.
Depending on the age and need of the child, MAD?s programmes include career awareness activities, helping them transition to better schools, helping them identify their career path and funding it when required.
We also work closely with the shelter they are living in to ensure their basic needs are taken care of and interact with their teachers to understand their developmental needs.
The most powerful feature of our solution is that by the time the child comes out of the shelter home they already have strong relationships and bonds with at least 10 mentors who become their community when they need them the most.