Support a child in their journey from childhood to adulthood by Magic Bus India Foundation

Support a child in their journey from childhood to adulthood


Building lifeskills to build a better future

Adolescence is such a critical phase in everyone’s lives. It may either make your life or ruin it. Hence, it becomes extremely important to have timely interventions and create a postive impact on the children.Here is one such story of 12 year old Yashasvi Jaydev Shende, studying in 7th grade in Ashok Vidyalay, Rengepar Kotha.

Yashasvi comes from a joint family with many people around. As an adolescent from the village, she has to follow numerous restrictions like not talking to boys in the neighborhood. The school teacher and the Magic Bus SSO identified her as timid and shy. She would get angry and talk arrogantly with her friends if she got out while playing any game. So, special attention was given to her. The school teacher kept interacting with her during every session to address these concerns.

With the delivery of lifeskill sessions, Yashasvi gradually opened up and shared about the restrictions at home and not being able to communicate with others or even know how to talk about the issues that bother her. She gradually picked up the skill of working in a team and got a sense of sportsmanship. Yashasvi learnt to deal with her emotions and tried to open up with her friends. The teacher also noticed and appreciated the difference and improvement in her behavior.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
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Program Description

The Magic Bus programme is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India working with nearly 400,000 children and 9000 trained volunteer mentors in 22 States of the country. Magic Bus works with some of the world’s poorest children and young people, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. Moreover, they equip some of India’s poorest children and young people with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and be successful, to move out of poverty, and to take control of their future. These life-skills, ranging from education and gender equality to health and employability, are taught by youth volunteers from the communities, supported and trained through Magic Bus’ unique mentorship programme.

The programme we deliver have strong grounding in academic research and are based on classical learning theories. Sporting activities and games are structured into each session to make them fun and appealing to our children. Sessions are designed to represent real-life situations and challenges so children are able to relate these back to their daily lives.

Our youth-centered Livelihoods Program connects the aspirations and potential of young people to existing or new market opportunities, and is based on the premise that livelihoods must be sustainable.

Under our SCALE programme model - we deliver life-skill sessions through government teachers along with awareness and behaviour components that improve the socio-emotional skills, resilience, perceived self-efficacy, building aspiration, etc. among the children. We deliver the Community Connect component by engaging a team of local community coordinators who work with the School Management Committee to fill infrastructure gaps such as separate girls toilet, drinking water facility, etc.. Coordinators who engage with parents and community leaders to bring more awareness for the importance of delaying girls’ age of marriage and importance of children completing school with objective to bring the focus on economic value for parents to make informed choices.

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About The NGO

Magic Bus India Foundation
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Magic Bus India Foundation

Magic Bus equips children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and knowledge they need, to grow up and move out of poverty. This takes them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. Since its inception, Magic Bus has transformed the lives of one million children and young people, helping them move out of poverty by enabling them to complete secondary education, delay their age of marriage, and skilling young people to be in jobs, thus, helping move an entire generation out of the vicious cycle of poverty.

Magic Bus programme works with boys and girls, where we aim to build strong life skills, self-efficacy, ability to complete secondary education and build strong peer support groups so that children are able to complete education and gain confidence to help them move out the poverty cycle. The programme aims to enable the girls to be more confident, take her decisions, awareness on SRHR, and through completion of secondary education have higher chances of getting livelihood, thus be economically independent. While the enable boys to cede space and be more gender sensitive. Both boys and girls are empowered to make better decisions in life.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Mr. Jayant Rastogi

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Children | education

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