Equipping government school teachers to impart life skills education and enable the holistic development of adolescents. At Magic Bus, we are committed to empowering young people through our adolescent education programme. To further this mission, we have launched the School Completion and Livelihood Enablement (SCALE) programme that focuses on transferring our life skills education curriculum to the government and building the capacity of the teacher training systems. We aim to equip adolescents with life skills that help build their resilience, self-efficacy and agency skills.
As 253 million adolescents in India cross the threshold from childhood into livelihood, only one-third of them will have a higher secondary qualification . Of these, only 2 in 5 will have the soft skills necessary for employment  . Today, over 50%  of employers list life skills like problem-solving, collaboration & communication among the top valued job skills.
By supporting the holistic development of an adolescent, we enable them to continue their education, attend school regularly, learn better, develop aspirations and set career goals to build better futures.
The SCALE programme is anchored on an educational system and school and community engagement, wherein teachers deliver life skills education in schools covering adolescents from grades 6 to 10. The programme intervention also includes the activation of School Management Committees, outreach to parents, community engagement and creation of peer support structures. System-level officials and cluster heads are also oriented on life skills, which enables a collective approach to planning and monitoring of training and interventions in schools.
In order to mainstream life skills education in line with the new National Education Policy
commitments, the programme is supported by four esteemed foundations. So far, we have
built capacities of 2033 teachers in 1055 government schools and reached 95,000
We aim to bring our life skills education to over 2.5 million adolescents across 6-7 states of India. By partnering with the government, we can create a sustainable impact and ensure that young people have access to the tools and resources they need to build fulfilling careers and lead a healthy life.
Our ambition is to take life skills education to nearly 2 million adolescents in the next 3-5 years.
Good Sight magazine recently recognised SCALE in its special edition, Champions of Change, which identified theprogramme as one of the most impactful education initiatives.
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 Census 2011
 Secondary Education Flash Statistics 2014-15. DISE
 India Skills Report
 World Economic Forum Study, 2021