"We live in a world where we
believe beauty lies in perfection
perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect score,
perfect career, perfect house, perfect life
We chase perfection
Because we look at imperfect as broken
But we are all broken in our own way
To be human, is to be broken."
What breaks us?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) are unforgettable traumatic episodes of abuse, neglect or domestic dysfunction that you experience as a child.
Research suggests that Obesity, Alcoholism, Depression and early death can be linked to the prevalence of ACE.
most of us have experienced ace
of the population has atleast one ACE.
of the population have 4+ ACEs.
Research shows that for people who have experienced 6+ ACEs, it can reduce upto 20 years of their life expectancy.
“Adverse Childhood Experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.”
Dr Robert Block, the former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
How does ACE break you?
Is being broken a life sentence?
Early life is shaped by our environment and despite the best intentions at heart, most of us experience varied degrees of trauma in our childhood.
If we have access to safe, stable and supportive relationships, we can not only heal from the trauma but thrive in the real world.
Making Broken Beautiful
For the past 13 years MAD has been working with Children in Need of Care and Protection.
The majority of children we work with (71%) have undergone adverse childhood experiences (ACE), ranging from singular or layered experiences of violence (38%), and deprivation (32%), to neglect or lack of attention and appropriate care (24%), fear of their personal safety (12%), and abuse (7%) before being placed in care.
how we make a difference
We welcome children into a community of caring people in their life. They receive our support from the age of 10 till the age of 28 ranging from emotional health interventions, life skills, education, transition readiness, scholarships, career counseling all the way to family planning and relationship counselling.
Completed their 10th standard with us with 46% getting first class honours as opposed to a norm of less than 50% even completing their 10th
of students who continue with MAD passed their Grade 12 examination compared with a norm of 17% for the CNCP demographic. 51% of them passed with First Class Honours.
of youth who leave the shelters continue with MAD get to University or progress with vocational training.