WHO IS MAD
WHO IS MAD?
Madventurer is a social enterprise which supports the
MAD (Make A Difference) Foundation – Registered UK Charity No 1111805
MAD is dedicated to empowering global communities through sustainable service, transformative learning, and adventurous exploration.
MAD's ethos is 'developing together'
Our aim is to support local communities in developing countries whilst empowering our Madventurers
to gain life-changing educational experiences through cultural immersion, social engagement and challenging adventures.
By supporting sustainable projects and facilities, focusing on key areas such as education, child welfare, primary healthcare, health education, and employment skills, Madventurer supports communities in creating better opportunities and scope for further development. In addition to funding all building materials, on average for every student volunteer we take out we also employ one local person at each Project location. This may be a skilled mason, carpenter, driver or a cook, and underpins our ‘Developing Together’ ethos.
Since 1998, Madventurer Volunteers have funded and physically contributed to over 350 community Projects, including the building of 128 classrooms, 80 toilet blocks and pit latrines, 12 pre-schools, 1 HIV clinic, 1 green house, 1 kitchen with a bread oven, 100 sinks and wash stations, 1 technical block, 8 permanent family houses and 20 fishing boats destroyed by the 2004 Tsunami, 13 Water tanks for schools, 8 playgrounds, 5 bridges, 5 storm-drains, 2 bakeries, 1 Fish farm and a guinea pig shed. We’ve also planted over 25,000 trees, dug and laid 25 miles of water pipeline, taught 85,000 lessons, coached 63,000 sports sessions, renovated 6 orphanages and a home for street kids.....and we're still counting…
MAD has gone from strength to strength, being awarded and accredited with:
The Shell Livewire UK Award for Sustainable Development
Prince’s Trust Business of the Year Award
National Council For Work Experience - UK's Best Work Experience Provider
British Youth Travel Awards - Winner of the Green Tourism Award for it's sustainable impact overseas
Full Member of World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation and former Board Member
Full Member of Work Abroad Association and former Board Chair
Full Member of British Educational Travel Association and former Board Member
is a social enterprise that helps raise funds for the
MAD HQ UK
Newcastle upon Tyne