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DIGITAL VOCATIONAL SKILLING CAN MAKE YOUTH WORKPLACE READY
India is considered to be a hotbed of knowledge and skills, the vast majority of its youth lack what can be termed as the employability quotient. Many experts say the country's employability problem is a bigger challenge than unemployment itself.&a
How a Touch of Magic Can Change Lives
Matthew Spacie founded Magic Bus when he discovered the magic of sports-based mentoring during a rugby game with boys from an underserved Mumbai community. Read his story.
Magic Bus: Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty With Skills
With a vision to bring children and young people out of poverty, Magic Bus enables children to complete secondary education, delay their age of marriage and make them skilled for sustainable livelihood
Magic Bus among the leading NGOs of India
The CSR Journal has acknowledged Magic Bus as one of the top NGOs that are bringing sustainable development in India.
Magic Bus wins the prestigious Mahatma Award for Social Good 2020
Magic Bus India Foundation received the prestigious Mahatma Award for Social Good 2020 on 30th January 2021. Inspired by the spirit of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma Award celebrates social impact leaders and change-makers across the globe.
Talktime | ‘No alternative to hard work & honesty’
ANUPAM KHER - The actor speaks with Shalini Saksena about his recently released book on the pandemic and lockdown and why he chose to auction an hour of his time for charity
Guwahati students present 'Charter of Demands' seeking better safety measures in schools amid COVID-19
As many as 659 students from Guwahati presented a Charter of Demands asking for adoption of proper safety measures as schools have reopened amid rising COVID cases.
Magic Bus – Lifting Children Out of Extreme Poverty
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.
Creating Job Opportunities from Educational Scholarships
From providing scholarship to adolescents to placing them in organized sectors; Magic Bus' initiatives to help the youth
17-Year-Old Rabeya Wants To Be A Doctor, But Will She Get A Chance To Chase Her Dream?
Jaynagar is 2 hours by road from Kolkata. For girls living here, secondary education is a far-fetched dream. They are married off before they reach Class 8,
First sporting event in India since lockdown raises funds for COVID relief
After months of lull, last Saturday, the iconic Delhi Golf Course was teeming with life again as sporting action returned to India.
Magic Bus joins hands with Maha govt, pvt sectors to provide relief
Non-profit organisation Magic Bus on Saturday said it has joined hands with the Maharashtra government to provide relief to vulnerable families across Mumbai
Godrej & Boyce And RPG Foundation Partner With BMC, NGOs To Launch 'Milkar For Mumbai'
Godrej & Boyce and FromU2Them has announced a new partnership with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to support an online platform - Milkar for Mumbai
Marginalised families lost 73% of their income in April due to the lockdown: Survey
There was a 73% loss of income for marginalised families in April over the previous month of March due to the lockdown, according to a survey by NGO Magic Bus
Usha Uthup's virtual concert
Usha Uthup will perform at the Music for Magic virtual concert on Friday to aid virus relief measures. The event has been organised by Magic Bus
Composer Amaal Mallik to aid COVID-19 relief efforts with ‘Music for Magic’
Every day there is something or the other happening in the entertainment industry the proceeds of which are being given away for fighting the corona crisis.
Lockdown Heroes: Poverty-Alleviation NGO Magic Bus Offers A Helping Hand
From cooked meals to relief kits, on-ground youth leaders of Magic Bus are going door-to-door to offer aid in any form to the needy and vulnerable
Magic Bus Finds Tech Magic
Effective usage of a host of technology tools has enhanced the efficiency of Magic Bus business operations.
Lockdown extension may be inevitable but we hope to emerge stronger: Industry leaders
As the number of positive Corona virus cases in India continues to climb, a lockdown extension may be inevitable to contain the virus
COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus
Magic Bus' Youth Mentors are continuously visiting communities to sensitise them about the #COVID19outbreak, the need to stay indoors,
COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus
Magic Bus' Youth Mentors are continuously visiting communities to sensitise them about the #COVID19outbreak, the need to stay indoors, wash hands, keep it sanitised and avoid touching the face during the day.
Creativity for a cause: how these artists deliver social messages and impact
A range of activists are using arts to showcase the rights of children and youth, as shown at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Magic Bus among the top 5 nonprofits in India
Magic Bus's constant endeavours to operate at its best and channel its energy and talent towards developing an effective high-impact programme, is showing results.
Laureus Awards – the ‘Oscars of Sports’ – and Its India Connect
The 20th edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards is headed to Berlin and the organisers are pulling out all the stops to make the 17 February 2020 event a special one.
How to successfully navigate organisational change
Periods of organisational change are never easy. Here are some things nonprofit leaders can expect and steps they can take to make the process more effective.
Top 5 Nonprofits in India for Education and Skill Development of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Nonprofits in India for education and skill development have a gargantuan task laid out for them. Education is of utmost importance among parents who are concerned for their children’s future.
The Power Of Play: Magic Bus' Game-Changing Movement
For 29-year-old Matthew Spacie, it seemed like the most natural thing in the world to invite a curious group of boys, watching him play rugby at the Bombay Gymkhana, over for a game.
We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people
Founded by Matthew Spacie in 1999, Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 375,000 children and young people in 22 states and 77 districts of India.
Using data to improve programme efficiency
The development sector has accepted and understood the importance of effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, as indicated by the investment in people, tools, and research...
A portion of the exclusive Varun Dhawan x Fossil watch sales will be donated to Magic Bus
FOSSIL has announced an all-new limited-edition watch designed in partnership with Varun Dhawan. Fossil has collaborated with the NGO Magic Bus, whose efforts are centered on helping children develop the necessary life skills to lead a brighter f
Courage Doesn’t Come With An Age Limit
A story from Mysore, Karnataka, South India 12-year-old Ramya is an informer. She keeps an eye on girls who come to play with her in school. If she finds even one girl missing, she reports to Preeti, who is Magic Bus’ Youth Mentor
First lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, interacts with Magic Bus children during her historic visit to India
Tammy Murphy is on a historic first visit to India as the First Lady (wife of Governor, Phil Murphy) of New Jersey. As part of the visit aimed at increasing people to people connect, the First Lady and her team interacted with the youth from the Magic&
Magic Bus celebrates the Global Day of Parents across India
Magic Bus, with its presence in 22 states of India, celebrated the Global Day of Parents. The celebration marks Magic Bus’s engagement with parents through its Community Connect model to ensure children on the programme...
We need different ways of looking at problems
Matthew Spacie, founder of Magic Bus and Cleartrip, explains why the social sector needs new talent and diverse skills – and how corporate talent can make their engagement with the sector more meaningful...
Magic Bus Kids to participate in Street cricket world cup
Children living in slums who used to play cricket in the street are going to play at global platform Street Cricket World Cup 2019 from April 20 to May 7 at Lord’s London. The Street Child ..
Magic Bus and Prince’s Trust International take Nilam on a Journey from Bhandup, Mumbai to Buckingham Palace
Royal Palace of United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, and prestigious red carpet event The Prince’s Trust Awards have...
Mumbai slum-dweller gets UK’s Prince’s Trust award
The first Indian recipient of the Prince’s Trust Award — which provides jobs, education and training to young people — Tambe is on her way to becoming a teacher.
What corporates can learn from nonprofits
Nonprofits are often expected to be more business-like in their operations, but corporates also stand to learn a lot from them...
Meet the girls hoping to fire India to Street Child Cricket World Cup glory
Shama, alongside Bhavani, 15, are two participants in the Magic Bus India Foundation’s programmes. They will form part of the contingent representing team India South at this year’s Street Child...
The Magic Bus journey: from childhood to livelihood
As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, NGO Magic Bus aims to lift millions of children out of poverty.
Founder, Matthew Spacie, was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Standard
Protsahan Puraskar for
Promotion and development of Sports
First Indian entity -
and the only non-profit - to win
Laureus Sport for Good Award