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  1. make a differenceverb

    To carry out an action, the result of which is a significant change, or an altered circumstance

  2. make a differenceverb

    To matter.


  1. Make A Difference

    Make A Difference (MAD) is an Indian non-profit organisation, working to ensure better outcomes for children in orphanages and shelters across India. Make A Difference works with nearly 3460 children in 67 shelter homes across 23 cities in India, delivering impact through a fellow-managed volunteering model of 4,255 young participants. It is currently run by Jithin C Nedumala. Make A Difference is registered in Cochin, with a core team based in Bangalore, and operations spread across over 24 Indian cities.


  1. Make A Difference

    MAD, or Make A Difference, is a youth volunteer network, working with orphans and unprivileged children in India. Made up of mostly youth volunteers, MAD imparts English communication skills to children in orphanages, street shelters and poor homes. From 2010 on, Make A Difference started using the Cambridge University Press material in its classrooms. The English project takes learners from starter to intermediate level using the Cambridge English for Schools series of textbooks. Currently, around 1300 Make A Difference volunteers teach close to 5400 children in the Indian cities of Cochin, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Vellore, Bangalore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Gwalior, Guntur, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mysore

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of make a difference in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of make a difference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of make a difference in a Sentence

  1. Randy Feenstra:

    I believe he has the ability to truly make a difference in our nation when it comes to economic, social and international policy, he has done a lot of things in the past for me to look at and say, 'He has the knowledge and fortitude to make it happen.'.

  2. Amanda Rhomberg:

    I don't know how his little hands can do so much, he has put in hundreds of hours into making these bats. I am so proud of him for teaching himself a new skill and starting a business while doing so much good. He shows that you can make a difference in your corner of the world by doing what you can with what you have.

  3. Ben Horsley:

    This is really about what teachers do every day, they're not here for the pay, they're here because they want to make a difference in the life of a child.

  4. Barbara DeAngelis:

    Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

  5. Dawn Holman:

    For those who think back on their childhood and early adulthood and say,' Oh, I already got damaged ; what's the point ?' we know that even starting today could still make a difference and could improve your skin health.

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