India accounts for the largest number of children living below the poverty line. And this causes ripple effects.
40% children drop out by class 8.
30% girls are forced into marriage even before they turn 18.
5% of the country's workforce has undergone formal training.
We teach children life skills in the way they understand through our award-winning activity based curriculum. These sessions encourage children to complete secondary education.
The life skill education helps them overcome every hurdle that comes in the way.
For 20 years Magic Bus has been working with more than 1 million children and 35,000 young people living in the poorest communities of India. Through the Childhood To Livelihood approach , we show them a way to break-free from the vicious cycle of poverty.
Magic Bus works with children by teaching them life skills that enable a successful transition from childhood full of challenges to meaningful livelihood. Life Skill Education consists of teamwork, problem-solving, learning to learn, managing self and communication which enables an individual to become resilient. Given below are the key components of the programme:
Education Enhancement that improves their basic literacy, numeracy and their overall grades in school.
Community Connect engages with parents, the whole community and ensures support to their children’s aspiration. This transforms not just a child but an entire community. Thus helping children to complete formal education without any disruption.
Employability Skills Education includes spoken English, f inancial literacy, digital literacy and career counselling. This empowers an individual to find out their own strengths and weaknesses.
Livelihood Connect involves sector specific training in Retail , IT , BFSI , E-Commerce . We connect trained individuals to demand of employers. Thus not only helping young people with placements but also assisting them with post-placements support.
Magic Bus Education programme attempts to enable first generation adolescent learners from marginalised families, to complete their formal education, with high levels of self-reliance and self-efficacy. This will ensure that these young people will go on to complete higher studies or opt for vocational skilling, preparing them for employment in the organised sector.
There are four key components of the Magic Bus Education programme:
Further breaking down our goal to keep every child in school till Class 12, here are our complete set of outcomes:
Improved school regularity
Improved educational aspiration (post 12th standard)
Reduced drop out from school
Improved perceived self-efficacy
Improved self-management and decision making skills
Improved problem solving skills
Improved positive gender attitude
Improved demonstration of roles and behaviours that challenge gender stereotype
Parents supporting children's academic aspirations
Improved classroom participation
Improved confidence in academics
Childen having study corner at home
Increased time spent on studying at home
Awareness of different career options
Improved awareness on financial literacy
Awareness about different saving mechanism
Adolescents having bank account
Regularisation of School Management Committee (SMC ) meetings
Actions taken related to Right to Education (RTE) adherence and education quality in a year
40% girls drop out of school by class 8 (age 14)
Less than 5% girls drop out of school by class 8 (age 14)
70% girls do not get married before the age of 18
95% girls on our programme do not get married before the age of 18
1 million children and 35,000 young people impacted since 1999.
Placed 70% young people in jobs in organised sector , career-based training or self-employed with an average salary of INR 10,287 GBP 114.5
Community participation and ownership
Low cost, technology enabled, tested curriculum across geographies
Internal controls, third party programmatic and financial audits, outcome reporting
Co-Branding opportunities, Media Presence
Employee Volunteering, Joint Desk and Field Reviews