The work that we carry out would not be possible without the strong and lasting relationships with our partners both here in India, and across the globe.
There are several ways to support our vital work. If would like to find out more about the opportunities to collaborate with us, to help change a million young lives forever, we would love to hear from you.
Our list of current partners are highlighted below.
Asian Paints is supporting the Magic Bus Programme for 16,100 children across 7 cities (Ankleshwar, Kasna, Patancheru, Sriperumbudur, Khandala, Rothak, Mumbai) spread across 6 states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana).
Barclays Spaces for Sports
Magic Bus' partnership with Barclays Spaces for Sports started in 2011 to incorporate Street 20 Cricket into our regular approach. The partnership is specially focused on encouraging girls to build confidence and learn to work in teams. The partnership covers children in Delhi and Thane near Mumbai.
Bernard Lewis Charitable Trust
Magic Bus is in pact with the Bernard Lewis Family Trust to implement its sport for development curriculum in communities of Mysore and Bangalore, Karnataka. The project aims at promoting a child’s right to play, promote gender equity, and encourage all children to go to school. This programme will benefit 12,000 children across the two states.
Bloomberg began a partnership with us in 2012 to support our Connect programme, that provides vital livelihood and youth employability skills to Magic Bus' volunteer mentors in Chandrapur, Pune and Thane, all in Maharashtra.
BMW India has adopted 300 Magic Bus communities across Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai to implement its sport for development programme. This project aims at empowering children, youth, and communities by encouraging behaviour change through its sport for development curriculum. The programme will benefit 15,000 children.
Coca Cola foundation has awarded Magic Bus with a grant to support active living healthy programs in under-deserved communities in India.
Our partnership with Comic Relief began in 2011 and supports the enrolment of young people in Mumbai on the Active Youth Program. The partnership aims to enhance the self-esteem and capabilities of young people, encourages them to take responsibility for their own development and that of their communities.
Football for Hope
Our partnership with Football for Hope began in 2009 and supports the Magic Bus Football Team and other specialised teams in Andhra Pradesh, and Delhi, and Mumbai.
Our partnership with Herbalife supports 3000 children from Bangalore, Chennai and Pune as well as 150 children and 25 youth as part of the sports for excellence programme.
HSBC and Magic Bus have partnered since 2011 to start work in Pune, Maharashtra, with special emphasis on gender equality, education, development of personal & social skills, and children's Right to Play.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Our partnership with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation began in 2012. The partnership supports Magic Bus in training other non-profits in Sport for Development, programme development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and on how to mobilise the PYKKA (a rural sports initiative introduced by the Government of India to promote youth and social development through sports).
Marchesa supports the implementation of Magic Bus’ sport for development curriculum to 2,400 children in Mankhurd, Mumbai. Magic Bus provides community based mentors to the children of the communities and families who will promote good practices under the disciplines of health, gender, and education.
Mondelēz International Foundation
In India, Magic Bus' partnership with Mondelēz International started in the year 2014 under their community initiative Shubh Aarambh. The initiative is in partnership with Save the Children to address the development needs of children by promoting healthy and active lives and works in 41 habitations across Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Magic Bus is also partnering with Mondelez India Foods Private Limited on a youth skill development and livelihood Project in Madhya Pradesh and a sport for development project in Sricity.
Nestle India is partnering with Magic Bus in line with the Nestle Healthy Kids Global programme. The project reaches out to 50,000 students, aged 10-17 years through government schools across five states in India. The project intends to enhance the quality of life by creating awareness regarding nutritional health and active living. Nestle India has also partnered with Magic Bus for an employee engagement programme which will be implemented in selected communities of Delhi.
Reliance Foundation and Magic Bus started a partnership in 2013 to implement a pilot initiative to improve the health and educational status of children in the Agar cluster of Shajapur district, Madhya Pradesh. The project focuses on promoting awareness of preventative health using Sport for Development, as well as improving school enrolment, retention and quality of education.
Magic Bus' partnership with Rio Tinto Iron Ore began in 2011 and supports our Sport for Development programme in the Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts of Odisha. It works with marginalised children with the objective of improving their overall education, health and inculcate behaviours and practices towards gender equity. It also works on developing leadership skills among the volunteer mentors delivering the program on the ground.
Our partnership with Studiosus Foundation began in 2011 and supports our Sport for Development programme in Jaipur. The work reaches out to children from some of Jaipur's poorest neighbourhoods with the objective of promoting education, health and gender equity and developing leadership skills among the volunteer mentors implementing the programme.
Magic Bus has been a Giving Partner of TOMS since 2012, providing safe, comfortable footwear to all Magic Bus children and youth across India. The shoes provide tangible value in our existing health and education efforts. This partnership supports every single child on the programme, helping us to retain and recruit children and youth from new and existing communities.
Vodafone India Foundation
Magic Bus' partnership with Vodafone India Foundation involves working with 5000 children from marginalised and tribal communities in Kerala, with special emphasis on gender equality, education, development of personal & social skills, and children's Right To Play.
Magic Bus works with a number of NGO Partners within each of the states in which we operate our projects, collaborating on areas such as project delivery, recruitment and training. View our NGO partners.