Magic Bus' work in this community is made possible with the support of our donor, Sunaina Arya.
Thank you, Sunaina!
Sprawled around an old temple dedicated to the God Shiva sits the cramped slum of Shiv Mandir. Mostly composed of stacked huts built from the hands of community members, the structures are strengthened with bits and pieces of corrugated sheet metal, torn advertisement canvases and tarpaulin sheets. Like other areas in Ali Village where Magic Bus works, the Shiv Mandir slum is also home to blue collar workers, daily wage labourers and domestic workers who make a living from the factories, offices and homes nearby.
As migrants into the Capital, residents here face the worst aspects of the city — lack of any civic facilities such as drainage, toilets, safe, potable water and electricity. This is because Shiv Mandir is an unauthorised slum, which means that the residents here are not supported by nor given basic amenities from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
The sessions at Shiv Mandir last for two hours and are divided into three parts: