Helping others to help themselves
Make a Difference Worldwide is a Nonprofit Charitable Organisation, founded in April 2008 by Belfast Born former Irish League Football star Glenn Dunlop and his wife Mardy.
Following a trip to Malawi in November 2007, seeing the chronic poverty at first hand they decided they had to do something about it. Believing that anyone who visited or was presented the facts would have the heart to do something to make a difference to so many desperate situations.
Not wanting to put any limit as to the the possibilty of working anywhere in the world and facilitating any person across the world willing to help, the charity was aptly named Make A Difference Worldwide.
Glenn says "Our fundamental objective is to "help others to help themselves". People already have the ability within them to change their lives and working with them we can empower them to do so".
Edwin Tease was appointed as Projects Manager in March 2008 and is coordinating the projects from our headquarters in Belfast, N.Ireland. Working alongside him is his wife Tanya. Formerly involved with their own business within the building trade, they have a wide range of skills which makes them suitable for such a task. `Ed says "it is amazing how people have contributed to the project since it first began. This is an ambitious project, when you consider the scale of having projects worldwide however with the model we have developed it can be replicated in each country.
We have many talented people committed to the work. Our role is to communicate the needs of the people and establish self sustaining projects, giving a hand up not a hand out."It will take time, but we can Make A Difference!