Education through authentic collaboration.
MAD Courses partners with schools, universities and organisations to provide courses that catalyse positive social impact.
Our students explore a range of topics relevant in the present day — from innovation to social enterprise, sustainability, community engagement, and many more.
What Makes Us Different
MAD Courses opens doors for students to step out into worlds beyond the classroom, enabling them to become more competent, responsible, and empathetic global citizens. Connecting students to local communities and social entrepreneurs, MAD’s programs encourage young people to investigate the world, broaden their perspectives, and communicate their ideas in exciting ways. Our biggest win is when students become inspired to take action towards creating a more beautiful and equitable world. Our approach is highly influenced by EdSteps’ Global Competence Matrices. You can learn more about it here. We define 4 steps:
At the root of effective action is meaningful connection. At our core, we are purposeful connectors. We enable students to explore beyond what they already know by introducing them to social innovators, partner community members, and grassroots movers and shakers who are trying to address some of the most complex issues in the world today.
with real people to understand local issues
Students are able to develop more empathy when they are familiar with the context of what they are trying to examine. Our programs give students the time and tools to explore relevant issues from global, regional, and local perspectives while providing the social, cultural, economic, political, and geographical contexts they need to better understand the problems at hand.
We recognize the power of harnessing ideas. When students have an encouraging space to share theirs, they are more able to effectively collaborate with others to achieve a shared objective. We use industry-proven frameworks and models to offer ideation and reflection support to our students so students that they may maximize the tools at their disposal and bring their ideas to life.
With their new understanding — of a local community, a regional organization, or a global issue — students will collaborate with key stakeholders and with each other to create positive change. We facilitate mindful discourse and intentional engagement so that we can ensure meaningful improvements for our partners
Features and Awards
Through a combination of live interactions and engaging content, MAD Courses aims to to inspire young people to create lasting change, while understanding their place in our interconnected world as global citizens.
Schools and Universities We have Partnered with Since 2015
As a social enterprise specialised in experiential learning, MAD (Make a Difference) Travel has already inspired thousands of young people from around the world to make a difference, conducting hundreds of eco-tourism trips all over the Philippines.
Our inland tours may currently be on hold, but our mission goes on through online learning experiences.