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Government Partnership Programme

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.

Need for the Programme  

As 253 million[1] adolescents in India cross the threshold from childhood into livelihood, only one-third of them will have a higher secondary qualification[2] . Of these, only 2 in 5 will have the soft skills necessary for employment [3] . Today, over 50% [4] 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.


Programme Delivery Approach


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.


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Our Partners

In order to mainstream life skills education in line with the commitments made in the National Education Policy 2020, our Government Partnership Programme is supported by four esteemed foundations. So far, we have built capacities of 24,759 teachers in over 1055 government schools and reached 11,60,000 adolescents.
We aim to bring life skills education to over 6.7 million adolescents across 6 states and 2 districts. 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 healthy lives.

Government Partners

Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Maharashtra
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Haryana
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Rajasthan
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Odisha
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Mizoram
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Andhra Pradesh
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Assam
Magic Bus India Foundation Partner with Government of Madhya Pradesh

Foundation Partners

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susan dell foundation
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kadoorie charitable foundation

Our ambition is to take life skills education to nearly 8 million adolescents in the next 3-5 years.

A globally lauded education innovation

The SCALE programme was recently recognised by HundrED
as one of the top 100 education innovations out of +3000 entries worldwide

To read the HundrED report, Click Here

Recognised for Impact

Good Sight magazine recently recognised SCALE in its special edition, Champions of Change, which identified theprogramme as one of the most impactful education initiatives.

To read the Good Sight Story, Click Here

Stories From The Ground

[1] Census 2011

[2] Secondary Education Flash Statistics 2014-15. DISE

[3] India Skills Report

[4] World Economic Forum Study, 2021

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