Magic Bus' work in this community is made possible with the support of our donor, Rucha Karkhanis.
Thank you, Rucha!
With a population of 4,500, Nehru Nagar is located to the northern side of Delhi. A mixture of people from different religious groups and languages live together. Daily wage work is the predominant source of income; most women are employed in domestic work. A smaller number is involved in manual scavenging as well.
One of the biggest challenges Magic Bus faced when it began operations in this community in 2011 was the complete lack of awareness on the importance of education. This was, to a great extent, tied to extreme poverty, and lack of livelihood options. Magic Bus began a conversation around the importance of education with parents, community members and children.
At present, there are 50 children in our programme from this community.
A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:
Magic Bus Sessions here are divided into three broad parts: