TEDxNagpur - Gloria Benny - Make A Difference (MAD)
Gloria Benny is a co-founder of one of India's fastest growing youth volunteer networks called Make A Difference (MAD). MAD has cracked the code of harnessing the power of the youth and channelizing their energy for improving lives of 1000s of children at risk in India, through education. The rate of growth of this organization to 19 cities in 5 years reflects the vibrant energy of its volunteers & its constant thirst to innovate.MAD has won several accolades for its work -- The Ashoka Staples Youth Social Entrepreneur Award (2008), Noble Laureate of Karamveer Puraskar (2009), Indiya Shines 2009, YouthActionNet Global Fellow (2010), Cordes Fellowship (2010), Dasra Peer Capital Winner 2011) and received special recognition & mention during Michelle Obama's visit to India in Nov, 2010.Gloria brings with her the experience of building an enormous youth network and her story of how the youth today has immense potential to change and shape India's future!----In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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