MAD 2016By developing young future leaders through education, Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) is investing in a brighter future for South Africa.


Make a Difference Leadership Foundation, a MySchool beneficiary started 2016 on a high note.  The Foundation identifies academically talented scholars with leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in areas of education, leadership, mentorship and life-skills development.


This year 32 new scholars joined the MAD Leadership Foundation Scholarship Programme, taking the total number of scholars to 137, on its comprehensive Scholar Wellness, Development and Support programme. Its goal is to ensure that every scholar is given every MAD Joosteopportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders throughout the 9+ years they are with the foundation.

Through a process of full investment in scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys, MAD Leadership Foundation is extremely proud of the excellent achievements of its 2015 Matric class, where focus, hard work and commitment resulted in 24 collective distinctions:

  1. Khulekani: 80.7% - 5 distinctions
  2. Bathandwa: 69% - 1 distinction
  3. Aidan: 78% - 3 distinctions
  4. Louisa: 78.5% - 3 distinctions
  5. Nikki: 84% - 6 distinctions
  6. Thando: 70% - 2 distinctions
  7. Rory: 63% - 2 distinctions
  8. Neige: 71% - 2 distinctions

The leaders of tomorrow need our leadership today.