Magic Bus' work in this community is made possible with the support of our donors, Gaurav and Gayatri Talwar.
Thank you, Gaurav and Gayatri!
Bakkarwala, Block-G (III) is almost 15 years old. A resettlement colony, this community is a mix of various religions.
Residents do not have access to gainful employment. Child labour is rampant with most children working as rag-pickers. Left without a means to employment opportunities, most youth resort to substance abuse.
In October 2011, when Magic Bus began its intervention in this area girls were not allowed to step outside and play alongside boys. Things have changed for better in this community now. Perceptions about girls' freedom and education have undergone some changes as well
A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:Importance of personal and environmental hygiene:
Sessions are divided into 3 parts: