Shakurpur is a resttlement colony located to the north-eastern part of Delhi. It is almost 40 years old.
Most of the residents are migrants from the nearby States looking for a livelihood opportunity. Even then, a good employment opportunity is hard to come by. Women usually work as domestic helps, and men as daily wage labourers.
Since the employment prospects are so bleak, most of the youth appear disillusioned and take to substance abuse. Apart from unemployment, the other problems of the community are centered around sanitation and hygiene.
A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:
Sessions are divided into 3 parts:
Warm up: The development goal is introduced using interactive activities
Main activity: The development goal is reinforced using sports and activities
Review: A discussion is facilitated to draw parallels to real-life situations and sum up the learning objectives.
(Photographs from Magic Bus areas of intervention are used for representation only.)