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A Legacy of Empowerment


Magic Bus is one of the top five NGOs in the education and skilling space in India. Founded in Mumbai in 1999, we have grown into an organisation with a pan-India presence. Magic Bus works with young people living in poverty, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We work with young people’s ecosystems (parents, peers, community, and local institutions) to create a network of support for them.

Through our programmes focused on life skills education, employability skilling and education enhancement, Magic Bus ensures;

  • Adolescents complete secondary education
  • Youth are equipped for gainful employment

Our Vision


A world where young people[1] break out of poverty to lead fulfilling, rewarding lives and contribute positively to their communities.

Our Mission


To equip vulnerable young people[1] with life skills[2] that enable them to thrive in the transition to adulthood.

Our Core Values




We will work with entrepreneurial zeal to achieve organisational objectives.



We will be truthful to ourselves and Magic Bus.



We will respect our internal and external stakeholders, diversity of people, ideas & culture.



We will promote viable and implementable innovation at our workplace.



We will always be a united team at Magic Bus by upholding our core purpose, cooperating with each other and honouring one another’s commitments.

[1] WHO defines ‘Adolescents’ as individuals in the 10-19 years of age group and ‘Youth’ as the 15-24 year age group. While ‘Young People’ covers the age range 10-24years.
[2] We define life skills broadly, to include self-management skills, literacy and numeracy skills, employability skills and citizenship skills.

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