Magic Bus India Foundation
Magic Bus will take children and young people on a journey from a childhood of abject poverty and challenges such as child marriage and child labour, to a fulfilling life with a respectable livelihood.
Work and Achievements
We work with support structures: parents, the community at large and local institutions to ensure results in social, emotional and economic well-being for all young people living in that area. Our approach mobilises the entire ecosystem available to the child or youth to create transformational change in their lives.
- Magic Bus children complete school all the way up to Grade 12, unlike general Indian school-goers (50.3% of children in India drop out by Class 10, age 16)
- A girl on our programme is nearly 100% sure of avoiding child marriage. This is significant since as many as 30.21% girls in India are married off as children.
- Youth on the Magic Bus programme get stable, dignified jobs
- Women and girls on the programme are more likely than their non-Magic Bus counterparts to remain economically self-reliant throughout their lives
Fund Utilisation Statement
The curriculum works over the long term to impact individual behavior around education, gender equity and life skills and builds up towards future that is productive and respectable.