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 First sporting event in India since lockdown raises funds for COVID relief
Posted on 21 Jul, 2020

First sporting event in India since lockdown raises funds for COVID relief

After months of lull, last Saturday, the iconic Delhi Golf Course was teeming with life again as sporting action returned to India.

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Magic Bus joins hands with Maha govt, pvt sectors to provide relief
Posted on 04 Jul, 2020

Magic Bus joins hands with Maha govt, pvt sectors to provide relief

Non-profit organisation Magic Bus on Saturday said it has joined hands with the Maharashtra government to provide relief to vulnerable families across Mumbai

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Godrej & Boyce And RPG Foundation Partner With BMC, NGOs To Launch 'Milkar For Mumbai'
Posted on 29 Jun, 2020

Godrej & Boyce And RPG Foundation Partner With BMC, NGOs To Launch 'Milkar For Mumbai'

Godrej & Boyce and FromU2Them has announced a new partnership with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to support an online platform - Milkar for Mumbai

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Marginalised families lost 73% of their income in April due to the lockdown: Survey
Posted on 06 Jun, 2020

Marginalised families lost 73% of their income in April due to the lockdown: Survey

There was a 73% loss of income for marginalised families in April over the previous month of March due to the lockdown, according to a survey by NGO Magic Bus

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Magic Bus from Childhood to Livelihood
Posted on 02 Jun, 2020

Magic Bus from Childhood to Livelihood

Magic Bus India Foundation nurtures children to grow up into self-reliant, confident individuals who have completed their secondary education and have jobs in the organised sector

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Usha Uthup's virtual concert
Posted on 28 May, 2020

Usha Uthup's virtual concert

Usha Uthup will perform at the Music for Magic virtual concert on Friday to aid virus relief measures. The event has been organised by Magic Bus

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Composer Amaal Mallik to aid COVID-19 relief efforts with ‘Music for Magic’
Posted on 09 May, 2020

Composer Amaal Mallik to aid COVID-19 relief efforts with ‘Music for Magic’

Every day there is something or the other happening in the entertainment industry the proceeds of which are being given away for fighting the corona crisis.

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Lockdown Heroes: Poverty-Alleviation NGO Magic Bus Offers A Helping Hand
Posted on 05 May, 2020

Lockdown Heroes: Poverty-Alleviation NGO Magic Bus Offers A Helping Hand

From cooked meals to relief kits, on-ground youth leaders of Magic Bus are going door-to-door to offer aid in any form to the needy and vulnerable

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Magic Bus Finds Tech Magic
Posted on 18 Apr, 2020

Magic Bus Finds Tech Magic

Effective usage of a host of technology tools has enhanced the efficiency of Magic Bus business operations.

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Lockdown extension may be inevitable but we hope to emerge stronger: Industry leaders
Posted on 10 Apr, 2020

Lockdown extension may be inevitable but we hope to emerge stronger: Industry leaders

As the number of positive Corona virus cases in India continues to climb, a lockdown extension may be inevitable to contain the virus

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COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus
Posted on 01 Apr, 2020

COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus

Magic Bus' Youth Mentors are continuously visiting communities to sensitise them about the #COVID19outbreak, the need to stay indoors, 

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COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus
Posted on 01 Apr, 2020

COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus

Magic Bus 'Youth Mentors are continuously visiting communities to sensitise them about the #COVID19outbreak

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COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus
Posted on 01 Apr, 2020

COVID19 awareness campaign in rural areas by Magic Bus

Magic Bus' Youth Mentors are continuously visiting communities to sensitise them about the #COVID19outbreak, the need to stay indoors, wash hands, keep it sanitised and avoid touching the face during the day.

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Creativity for a cause: how these artists deliver social messages and impact
Posted on 23 Feb, 2020

Creativity for a cause: how these artists deliver social messages and impact

A range of activists are using arts to showcase the rights of children and youth, as shown at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.

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Magic Bus among the top 5 nonprofits in India
Posted on 14 Jan, 2020

Magic Bus among the top 5 nonprofits in India

Magic Bus's constant endeavours to operate at its best and channel its energy and talent towards developing an effective high-impact programme, is showing results.

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Laureus Awards – the ‘Oscars of Sports’ – and Its India Connect
Posted on 23 Dec, 2019

Laureus Awards – the ‘Oscars of Sports’ – and Its India Connect

The 20th edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards is headed to Berlin and the organisers are pulling out all the stops to make the 17 February 2020 event a special one.

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How to successfully navigate organisational change
Posted on 18 Dec, 2019

How to successfully navigate organisational change

Periods of organisational change are never easy. Here are some things nonprofit leaders can expect and steps they can take to make the process more effective.

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Top 5 Nonprofits in India for Education and Skill Development of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Posted on 18 Dec, 2019

Top 5 Nonprofits in India for Education and Skill Development of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Nonprofits in India for education and skill development have a gargantuan task laid out for them. Education is of utmost importance among parents who are concerned for their children’s future. 

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The Power Of Play: Magic Bus' Game-Changing Movement
Posted on 17 Dec, 2019

The Power Of Play: Magic Bus' Game-Changing Movement

For 29-year-old Matthew Spacie, it seemed like the most natural thing in the world to invite a curious group of boys, watching him play rugby at the Bombay Gymkhana, over for a game.

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We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people
Posted on 04 Dec, 2019

We are working with 3.75 lakh children and young people

Founded by Matthew Spacie in 1999, Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 375,000 children and young people in 22 states and 77 districts of India.

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Using data to improve programme efficiency
Posted on 09 Oct, 2019

Using data to improve programme efficiency

The development sector has accepted and understood the importance of effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, as indicated by the investment in people, tools, and research...

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A portion of the exclusive Varun Dhawan x Fossil watch sales will be donated to Magic Bus
Posted on 01 Oct, 2019

A portion of the exclusive Varun Dhawan x Fossil watch sales will be donated to Magic Bus

FOSSIL has announced an all-new limited-edition watch designed in partnership with Varun Dhawan.  Fossil has collaborated with the NGO Magic Bus, whose efforts are centered on helping children develop the necessary life skills to lead a brighter f

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Courage Doesn’t Come With An Age Limit
Posted on 01 Oct, 2019

Courage Doesn’t Come With An Age Limit

A story from Mysore, Karnataka, South India 12-year-old Ramya is an informer. She keeps an eye on girls who come to play with her in school. If she finds even one girl missing, she reports to Preeti, who is Magic Bus’ Youth Mentor

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First lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, interacts with Magic Bus children during her historic visit to India
Posted on 30 Sep, 2019

First lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy, interacts with Magic Bus children during her historic visit to India

Tammy Murphy is on a historic first visit to India as the First Lady (wife of Governor, Phil Murphy) of New Jersey. As part of the visit aimed at increasing people to people connect, the First Lady and her team interacted with the youth from the Magic&

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Magic Bus celebrates the Global Day of Parents across India
Posted on 02 Jun, 2019

Magic Bus celebrates the Global Day of Parents across India

Magic Bus, with its presence in 22 states of India, celebrated the Global Day of Parents. The celebration marks Magic Bus’s engagement with parents through its Community Connect model to ensure children on the programme...

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We need different ways of looking at problems
Posted on 20 May, 2019

We need different ways of looking at problems

Matthew Spacie, founder of Magic Bus and Cleartrip, explains why the social sector needs new talent and diverse skills – and how corporate talent can make their engagement with the sector more meaningful...

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Magic Bus Kids to participate in Street cricket world cup
Posted on 29 Apr, 2019

Magic Bus Kids to participate in Street cricket world cup

Children living in slums who used to play cricket in the street are going to play at global platform Street Cricket World Cup 2019 from April 20 to May 7 at Lord’s London. The Street Child ..

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Magic Bus and Prince’s Trust International take Nilam on a Journey from Bhandup, Mumbai to Buckingham Palace
Posted on 09 Apr, 2019

Magic Bus and Prince’s Trust International take Nilam on a Journey from Bhandup, Mumbai to Buckingham Palace

Royal Palace of United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, and prestigious red carpet event The Prince’s Trust Awards have...

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Mumbai slum-dweller gets UK’s Prince’s Trust award
Posted on 18 Mar, 2019

Mumbai slum-dweller gets UK’s Prince’s Trust award

The first Indian recipient of the Prince’s Trust Award — which provides jobs, education and training to young people — Tambe is on her way to becoming a teacher.

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What corporates can learn from nonprofits
Posted on 13 Mar, 2019

What corporates can learn from nonprofits

Nonprofits are often expected to be more business-like in their operations, but corporates also stand to learn a lot from them...

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Meet the girls hoping to fire India to Street Child Cricket World Cup glory
Posted on 09 Mar, 2019

Meet the girls hoping to fire India to Street Child Cricket World Cup glory

Shama, alongside Bhavani, 15, are two participants in the Magic Bus India Foundation’s programmes. They will form part of the contingent representing team India South at this year’s Street Child...

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The Magic Bus journey: from childhood to livelihood
Posted on 22 Feb, 2019

The Magic Bus journey: from childhood to livelihood

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, NGO Magic Bus aims to lift millions of children out of poverty.

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Renuka A Chartered Accountant On A Roll: A Journey Determined To Override Obstacles
Posted on 27 Dec, 2018

Renuka A Chartered Accountant On A Roll: A Journey Determined To Override Obstacles

 She was determined to follow her dreams and become a Chartered Accountant. But fate had other plans! Watch Renuka’s story, a 23-year-old from Rangpuri in Delhi, whose life underwent a dram.

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Magical journey through the Magic Bus way
Posted on 18 Dec, 2018

Magical journey through the Magic Bus way

Founded in 1999 by visionary Matthew Spacie, Magic Bus has touched numerous lives and shaped the lives of underprivileged children. he believes that sport can bring out the best in young people .

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Charity benefit raises funds for impoverished children
Posted on 31 Oct, 2018

Charity benefit raises funds for impoverished children

A charity benefit on October 26 raised funds for impoverished children and youngsters in India. The event saw social influencers come together for an evening of entertainment to raise funds.

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Childhood to Livelihood
Posted on 31 Oct, 2018

Childhood to Livelihood

Founder of Magic Bus, Matthew Spacie, talks about his programme that aims to bring children out of poverty by educating them, and what inspired him to start this initiative.

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City girl becomes Brit diplomat for a day
Posted on 12 Oct, 2018

City girl becomes Brit diplomat for a day

To celebrate the #InternationalDayoftheGirlChild, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Andrew Fleming visited Magic Bus office at Vizag with Sneha Vempati, who won British High Commissioner for..

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Magic Bus Enabled This Youth To Break Out Of The Poverty Cycle
Posted on 18 Sep, 2018

Magic Bus Enabled This Youth To Break Out Of The Poverty Cycle

Vikas’ story is a story of hope, a face of India’s future that is largely young. In the next few years, India’s future will be written by ambitious and enterprising young persons like Vikas. And..

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A champion on and off the field: Sadhna Daud
Posted on 22 Jul, 2018

A champion on and off the field: Sadhna Daud

She lives across the road from the stadium, in the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar slum. She shares her one-room home with her parents and four siblings. Her father is a driver who delivers vegetables. He le..

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Lisa Haydon teams up with MyGlamm to talk about women’s challenges
Posted on 13 Jun, 2018

Lisa Haydon teams up with MyGlamm to talk about women’s challenges

Model-actress Lisa Haydon all set to launch #TurnOnYourEyes campaign urging women in India to end eve-teasing by communicating their confidence through their eyes. To help make this message...

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DJ Hardwell & Shailendra Singh to release Festival Anthem today
Posted on 08 Jun, 2018

DJ Hardwell & Shailendra Singh to release Festival Anthem today

All proceeds from the streams & sales of Anthem4Good song go to the Magic Bus India Foundation to help the education of children across India

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Magic Bus celebrates World Environment Day with a Plogging Party
Posted on 07 Jun, 2018

Magic Bus celebrates World Environment Day with a Plogging Party

This World Environment Day, Magic Bus India Foundation organised a three-day Plogging Party to clean up parts of Delhi and to instill in children a sense of responsibility towards the environmen...

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Magic Bus marks World Environment Day as Plogging Party
Posted on 07 Jun, 2018

Magic Bus marks World Environment Day as Plogging Party

Jacob Cherian, a renowned plogger, lead a group of over 950 Magic Bus children to clean up several neighbourhoods in Delhi between June 5 and 7. The event was supported by Hero MotoCorp.

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Plogging Party on World Environment Day
Posted on 05 Jun, 2018

Plogging Party on World Environment Day

Jacob Cherian and Magic Bus children supported by Hero MotoCorp have plogged their way to a plastic-free trail to set the perfect example on World Environment Day

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Matthew Spacie wins the Business Standard Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Posted on 03 May, 2018

Matthew Spacie wins the Business Standard Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The Business Standard Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award was won by Matthew Spacie, founder of Magic Bus, an organisation he set up two decades ago with a small fund, largely put together wit..

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8th Annual Magic Bus Gala Dinner
Posted on 02 May, 2018

8th Annual Magic Bus Gala Dinner

A private Gala dinner aimed at raising funds for Magic Bus’s goal of giving underprivileged children an opportunity to grow in life was organised. The celebrities helped Magic Bus in the process..

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Ranbir Kapoor & Abhishek Bachchan dance during a Celebrity Football Match in Singapore
Posted on 27 Apr, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor & Abhishek Bachchan dance during a Celebrity Football Match in Singapore

Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan with other B-town and TV celebs were in Singapore to play a charity match. Besides the game, Ranbir and Abhishek decided to dance to Kajra Re signature step o...

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Magic Bus in association with ImpactGuru.com to raise funds for underprivileged children
Posted on 27 Apr, 2018

Magic Bus in association with ImpactGuru.com to raise funds for underprivileged children

Magic Bus Foundation, one of India’s largest poverty alleviation programme has associated with ImpactGuru.com, India’s leading crowdfunding platform for NGOs / nonprofits, medical or personal ca...

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Ranbir Kapoor to play football to help 2000 underprivileged children
Posted on 18 Apr, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor to play football to help 2000 underprivileged children

While he might not a global football star, he sure is the rockstar of the All-Star Football Club (ASFC), which also includes celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and..

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The Road to Wimbledon
Posted on 20 Mar, 2018

The Road to Wimbledon

How the road to Wimbledon has already started and offers tennis’ very own winning lottery ticket

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HGS to distribute Re-usable Sanitary Pads to adolescent girls on Women's Day
Posted on 08 Mar, 2018

HGS to distribute Re-usable Sanitary Pads to adolescent girls on Women's Day

Hinduja Global Solutions has tied up with Magic Bus India Foundation and Jatan Sansthan for the CSR campaign, Potlis for Progress, to focus on women’s health and personal hygiene. HGS as..

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Making every penny count
Posted on 27 Feb, 2017

Making every penny count

Participants say that larger NGOs such as Akshaya Patra, Magic Bus and Teach for India attract funds while smaller ones are unable to reach out cost effectively to donors.

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Maneka Gandhi to host special screening of LION
Posted on 20 Feb, 2017

Maneka Gandhi to host special screening of LION

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will host a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film Lion here. The invite list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the movie’s d..

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Kutch to Kanyakumari in 100 days
Posted on 28 Jan, 2017

Kutch to Kanyakumari in 100 days

Through the expedition, which started from Gujarat's Dwarka beach on 17 November and will end mid-February, Khade wants to create awareness about kayaking as a sport and raise funds for Magic Bus...

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Creating a social impact and uniting the world through music
Posted on 28 Jan, 2017

Creating a social impact and uniting the world through music

It educated 18,200 children on the Magic Bus programme. The second event, DJ Martin Garrix's Mumbai charity show, was attended by 50,000 fans and helped in educating 10,000 kids.

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Sunburn Festival Founder Shailendra Singh launches Guestlist-for-Good Charity event
Posted on 27 Jan, 2017

Sunburn Festival Founder Shailendra Singh launches Guestlist-for-Good Charity event

"Entertainment with a heart, in India, for India, by uniting world," Singh says. "Through global events with a heart, we will revolutionize live entertainment for fans around the world. While do... 

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Jabong joins hands with Danish sportswear brand hummel for 'Jabong Turf War Season II'
Posted on 24 Jan, 2017

Jabong joins hands with Danish sportswear brand hummel for 'Jabong Turf War Season II'

The Jabong Turf War Season II is supported by many partners including Panasonic, Crowne Plaza, Oyo, Jawed Habib, YFC, Chai Point, Magic Bus, Rite Bite, Eco Wise and others.

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How a 20-Year-Old Went from Selling Newspapers to Working at a Multinational Company
Posted on 18 Jan, 2017

How a 20-Year-Old Went from Selling Newspapers to Working at a Multinational Company

“I follow Babasaheb’s writings. They are remarkably insightful, especially when all around people are so strongly divided by caste,” Shashikant says. His grandfather came to Mumbai 60 years ago...

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2 Kannagi Nagar tenement girls flying to US for special training
Posted on 11 Jan, 2017

2 Kannagi Nagar tenement girls flying to US for special training

Magic Bus Foundation, an NGO, has picked these students of the government higher secondary school at Kannagi Nagar to nurture their talent and motivate them.

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David Guetta to perform in India; raising funds for underprivileged kids via #Guetta4Good
Posted on 05 Jan, 2017

David Guetta to perform in India; raising funds for underprivileged kids via #Guetta4Good

All the funds raised from the performance (via the sale of donor passes) will be donated to the NGO Magic Bus which works for underprivileged children.

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Now, superheroes go to school, fight social perils
Posted on 26 Dec, 2016

Now, superheroes go to school, fight social perils

"....These materials include comics in India, based around two new Super Heroes created by Stan Lee - Mighty Girl and Chakra the Invincible. Our main partner in India is GEMS Education, who run ..

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Maidan Summit 2016 opens dialogue on youth-focused education and livelihood interventions in India
Posted on 19 Dec, 2016

Maidan Summit 2016 opens dialogue on youth-focused education and livelihood interventions in India

Driven by Magic Bus and supported by Laureus, Maidan Summit 2016 had organizations, practitioners and academicians share learning and best practices from education and livelihood-based developme...

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Role Model
Posted on 19 Dec, 2016

Role Model

Bollywood actor Rahul Bose was the centre of attraction at an event to mark sixth year of Maidan 2016.

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A Mother-Daughter Duo from Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Are Turning the Tables on Gender Discrimination
Posted on 12 Dec, 2016

A Mother-Daughter Duo from Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Are Turning the Tables on Gender Discrimination

Priyanka, her four siblings, and her parents live here in a one-room house overlooking a makeshift bathroom. “We pay Rs. 1,600, plus electricity, per month for this space,” she explains..

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Kutch to Kanyakumari, in a Kayak!
Posted on 09 Dec, 2016

Kutch to Kanyakumari, in a Kayak!

A resident of Mumbai, Kaustubh who is a 2009-batch Delhi IITian in computer science, is not doing this for pleasure but to support three causes including, encouragement to the sport of kayaking,...

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Akshaya Patra, MagicBus tie-up with FreeCharge in the season of joy
Posted on 06 Dec, 2016

Akshaya Patra, MagicBus tie-up with FreeCharge in the season of joy

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Magic Bus India Foundation, Maitri India, Foundation for Mother and Child Health, Nizamuddin Dargah, Abhoy Mission and others NGOs are already live on FreeCharge.

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Etihad Airways and Magic Bus in Mumbai: How does it fit together?
Posted on 05 Dec, 2016

Etihad Airways and Magic Bus in Mumbai: How does it fit together?

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered once again with the community development charity Magic Bus on its mission to support children and youth in India...

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Kayaker-Cyclist Duo Travel To Move Children Out Of Poverty
Posted on 25 Nov, 2016

Kayaker-Cyclist Duo Travel To Move Children Out Of Poverty

In an adventurous mission to move children out of poverty, a kayaker-cyclist duo have embarked upon a 3,000 km journey through land and water across the west coast. The 100-day long..

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Microsoft Google hop onto the Bus
Posted on 20 Nov, 2016

Microsoft Google hop onto the Bus

Magic Bus founder Matthew Spacie is excited about their next chapter. The Indian NGO that works with over 4,00,000 children across India, has now partnered with Google, Microsoft and Vodafone to... 

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It’s not a Coldplay concert (it’s much more)
Posted on 15 Nov, 2016

It’s not a Coldplay concert (it’s much more)

But there's an important addition. Mr. Bishnoi says GCI has also partnered with a crowdfunding platform Ketto to set up a way for fans to help raise funds for organisations and projects that ali... 

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The Pride of Bhalaswa: The Story of One Girl’s Rise from Destitution to Inspiration
Posted on 14 Nov, 2016

The Pride of Bhalaswa: The Story of One Girl’s Rise from Destitution to Inspiration

Pooja started working the day she completed her higher secondary education. “I had no option but to earn. The entire family of seven was dependent on my mother. She works as a cook in Nizamuddin...

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Magic Bus launches maiden TVC 'You can save her'
Posted on 08 Oct, 2016

Magic Bus launches maiden TVC 'You can save her'

Magic Bus has launched its first-ever public appeal TVC ‘You can save her’ recently. The video, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, is aimed to the general public and attempts to spur involvement in..

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How This School Dropout Is Working Hard to Provide Her Sister With a Good Education
Posted on 07 Oct, 2016

How This School Dropout Is Working Hard to Provide Her Sister With a Good Education

Sara Fatima was forced to drop out of school at 13. Today, the brave young woman is working hard to ensure her sister does not suffer a similar fate.

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Magic Bus kids savour their Ponting moment
Posted on 07 Sep, 2016

Magic Bus kids savour their Ponting moment

It was a dream come true for the kids of the organisation ‘Magic Bus’ when the great Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting interacted with them one on one, not only as a cricketer but in the capaci..

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Samantha Nayar on family matters
Posted on 30 Aug, 2016

Samantha Nayar on family matters

Fast forward to today, and Samantha plays a role as Board Member of Magic Bus, an NGO that works with India's poorest children and youth, taking them on a journey over eight years from childhood...

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Magic Bus
Posted on 23 Aug, 2016

Magic Bus

When you first meet Parvati Pujari, there are two things you notice almost immediately about her.

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Being Indian celebrates the relentless spirit of young volunteers from Magic Bus this 'International Youth Day'
Posted on 19 Aug, 2016

Being Indian celebrates the relentless spirit of young volunteers from Magic Bus this 'International Youth Day'

A new video featuring children of Magic Bus motivates people on how they can serve society. Young community leaders from Magic Bus, a Mumbai-based NGO, and their students, are featured..

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Carmen Tal Shares Moroccanoil's Secret
Posted on 19 Aug, 2016

Carmen Tal Shares Moroccanoil's Secret

Most recently, the Inspired By WomenT program honored Marchesa designer and cofounder Georgina Chapman, who works with the organization The Magic Bus Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to lift..

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Magic Bus named Charity of the Year in UK
Posted on 21 May, 2016

Magic Bus named Charity of the Year in UK

Magic Bus, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in Mumbai to work with street children, was named Charity of the Year at the first-ever charity awards here in the UK .

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Skilling India, one youth at a time
Posted on 09 Apr, 2016

Skilling India, one youth at a time

Like Suryakant, there are 400,000 children from 2500 of India's poorest neighbourhoods who are now learning and growing up well with Magic Bus. "If you are a Magic Bus child – especially if you ...

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BBC interviews Usha, one of our mentors from Delhi, India
Posted on 25 Mar, 2016

BBC interviews Usha, one of our mentors from Delhi, India

Usha, who has been with us for the last five years, talks about her unique journey and how she has helped change the perception of women’s roles in her community. Watch to find out more about he...

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Laureus Ambassador Rahul Dravid inspired by Magic Bus children and youth
Posted on 13 Mar, 2016

Laureus Ambassador Rahul Dravid inspired by Magic Bus children and youth

“It was a really good day and terrific to spend time with the Laureus-supported Magic Bus programme. To see the work they are doing in the community, the impact that sport is having through the ...

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Datsun teams up with Magic Bus for a special campaign in India
Posted on 09 Mar, 2016

Datsun teams up with Magic Bus for a special campaign in India

Datsun teamed up with Magic Bus for a special campaign in India. The Flag Bearers campaign for the ICC WT20 event commences and will be organised in eight cities. Over 200 underprivileged children...

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When ex-Wimbledon semifinalist Henman introduced Delhi kids to tennis
Posted on 08 Feb, 2016

When ex-Wimbledon semifinalist Henman introduced Delhi kids to tennis

Former British No.1 tennis player Tim Henman and the British Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins on Saturday afternoon visited a joint venture of the Wimbledon Foundation and Magic Bus that supports...

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Be the change generation
Posted on 23 Oct, 2015

Be the change generation

Matthew was in his early 30s, chief operating officer of travel company Cox & Kings and founder of an initiative called Magic Bus. Raising financial support from friends and family, Spacie w...

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Vodafone Foundation partners with Magic Bus
Posted on 17 Oct, 2015

Vodafone Foundation partners with Magic Bus

Kovalam, Oct 17 (IBNS) Vodafone Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Vodafone, in partnership with NGO Magic Bus India Foundation (Magic Bus), has helped in transforming the lives of 5,000 margi... 

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When Freida Pinto met Sangita Pal, a teen from the village portrayed in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Posted on 29 Sep, 2015

When Freida Pinto met Sangita Pal, a teen from the village portrayed in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

New York: Actress Freida Pinto got to interview Sangita Pal, a teenager who comes from the same village as portrayed in the runaway hit Slumdog Millionaire – which made Pinto the star she is today... 

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Magic Bus builds on Indian model to become a global NGO
Posted on 15 Sep, 2015

Magic Bus builds on Indian model to become a global NGO

Mumbai: When Cleartrip co-founder Matthew Spacie founded Magic Bus in 1999, it was an idea that sprung out of Mumbai’s slums. Magic Bus, a not-for-profit organisation, is today on course to reac...

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Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus
Posted on 07 Jul, 2015

Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus

I want people to remember Magic Bus, and not me. It's always been about moving people out of poverty for me, and I want that legacy to continue having an impact. The power of that becomes facele...

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Nikitha catches the ‘magic bus’ at the right time
Posted on 04 Jul, 2015

Nikitha catches the ‘magic bus’ at the right time

Three years after she left the school for financial reasons, Magic Bus, a voluntary organisation working with children, recognised her talent in football and helped her hone her skills as a goal...

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Education vital to shaping a child's future, says Saina
Posted on 09 Jan, 2015

Education vital to shaping a child's future, says Saina

“Youngsters and kids are doing well in the sports circuit and representing our country in various games. I am happy that the number of people taking part in sports and making it their career is ...

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Magic Bus named as official charity partner for Aircel Chennai Open 2015 edition
Posted on 09 Jan, 2015

Magic Bus named as official charity partner for Aircel Chennai Open 2015 edition

The organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open have announced that Magic Bus India Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that steers underprivileged children towards a better life with better..

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Herbalife partners with Magic Bus India Foundation to support the development of 3000 children in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune through sports and education
Posted on 08 Jan, 2015

Herbalife partners with Magic Bus India Foundation to support the development of 3000 children in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune through sports and education

Herbalife International India Pvt Ltd, a leading nutrition company today announced its partnership with the Magic Bus India Foundation to reach out to 3,000 underprivileged children across Bengaluru..

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Arming the youth with attitude set for success
Posted on 17 Dec, 2014

Arming the youth with attitude set for success

In India, without education, it's very tough for the extremely poor to find dignified employment and move out of poverty. And a very large number are extremely poor: a third of Indians earn just..

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Nestle in pact with Magic Bus for health and nutrition awareness
Posted on 17 Dec, 2014

Nestle in pact with Magic Bus for health and nutrition awareness

FMCG major Nestle today signed an agreement with Magic Bus India Foundation to spread nutrition and health awareness among government schools students in the country...

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Boys at play: Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aditya Roy Kapur seen playing football
Posted on 14 Dec, 2014

Boys at play: Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aditya Roy Kapur seen playing football

The Barclays Premier League exhibition charity football match took place between the Bollywood team of All Stars FC versus the BPL Legends squad made of some legends and current club coaches...

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Samaritan Samantha talks about the Magic Bus Mumbai benefit
Posted on 14 Dec, 2014

Samaritan Samantha talks about the Magic Bus Mumbai benefit

Samantha Nayar, Board member of Magic Bus, has been involved with myriad charities in the US and Australia primarily working with differently abled children and AIDS.She has been a Magic Bus

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Magic Bus: Changing lives through sports
Posted on 04 Sep, 2014

Magic Bus: Changing lives through sports

For Englishman Mathew Spacie it all started in the bylanes of Mumbai's Parel area in 1999. His aim was to take children out of poverty and give them a purpose in life through sports.

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President Gives Away National Sports Awards
Posted on 29 Aug, 2014

President Gives Away National Sports Awards

NEW DELHI: With a Khel Ratna missing for the first time in two decades, President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Sports Awards during a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here...

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Abhishek Bachchan to advertise an NGO on official jersey of his Kabaddi team
Posted on 17 Aug, 2014

Abhishek Bachchan to advertise an NGO on official jersey of his Kabaddi team

The buzz is that the Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has decided to give some prominent space on his official jersey to an NGO called 'Magic Bus'. He has not charged them any fee for this promotion...

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Steve Waugh in Mumbai to visit the Magic Bus project
Posted on 21 Jul, 2014

Steve Waugh in Mumbai to visit the Magic Bus project

Legendary cricketer and Laureus Academy member, Steve Waugh was in the city on to visit the Magic Bus project ? a strategic partner of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation.

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Magic Bus: driving change in India one game at a time
Posted on 14 Jul, 2014

Magic Bus: driving change in India one game at a time

Through the use of a mentoring model and sport-based curriculum, non-profit organisation Magic Bus works with thousands of children and volunteer mentors from marginalised communities in India...

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Board this ‘bus’ and equip yourself with soft skills
Posted on 12 May, 2014

Board this ‘bus’ and equip yourself with soft skills

Charting out a 45-day free training module to equip unemployed youth with soft skills, the local chapter of the Magic Bus India Foundation has come up with a new plan this summer

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Mumbai Multiplex | Level playing field
Posted on 26 Apr, 2014

Mumbai Multiplex | Level playing field

“I would see my brother play football, and I wanted to play too. So I approached Gaurang bhaiya, and asked him to coach me. He asked me to bring him a group of girls to coach.”

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Firm grounding
Posted on 11 Apr, 2014

Firm grounding

Looking back at a two-decade long engagement with children in a bid to help them cope with life’s challenges, Magic Bus Foundation’s founder Matthew Spacie feels it would be nice if future funding...

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Indian organisation bags the Laureus 'Sport for Good' Award
Posted on 01 Apr, 2014

Indian organisation bags the Laureus 'Sport for Good' Award

At the Laureus World Sports Awards, Indian non-profit organisation ‘Magic Bus’ bagged the award in the Sport for Social Development category..

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Indian NGO Magic Bus gets recognition at Laureus awards
Posted on 27 Mar, 2014

Indian NGO Magic Bus gets recognition at Laureus awards

Magic Bus, an India-based NGO that is transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in the country, has been recognised at the Laureus World Sports Awards with the..

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Vettel, Franklin, Bayern Munich & Magic Bus Win Laureus World Sports Awards
Posted on 26 Mar, 2014

Vettel, Franklin, Bayern Munich & Magic Bus Win Laureus World Sports Awards

The Laureus World Sports Academy presented two additional discretionary Awards......The Sport for Good Award was presented to Magic Bus, the sports-based community project in India..

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Magic Bus wins Laureus Sport for Good Award
Posted on 25 Mar, 2014

Magic Bus wins Laureus Sport for Good Award

The great success achieved by Magic Bus, an innovative project that is transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in India, has been recognised at the Laureus Wo...

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Conquering Stage After Stage
Posted on 20 Mar, 2014

Conquering Stage After Stage

"We have collaborated with Magic Bus and will be travelling to all major places to spread awareness on gender equality,” Farhan Akhtar says. He is the man behind the initiative ‘MARD’ (Men ...

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Magic Bus to carry children to better future
Posted on 13 Mar, 2014

Magic Bus to carry children to better future

“Our objective is to educate the underprivileged through our approach of ‘childhood to livelihood’. It means to encourage kids to stay in schools, understand gender equality, and give them..

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The ball’s in our court: Using sport for social change
Posted on 15 Feb, 2014

The ball’s in our court: Using sport for social change

What we're trying to present to the world, and to individuals, corporates, donors and philanthropists, is that while a lot of social development has been happening through traditional means,..

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We caught up with Ashok Rathod who made a difference through football
Posted on 27 Dec, 2013

We caught up with Ashok Rathod who made a difference through football

Rathod started volunteering for a NGO known as Doorstep School (DSS), which conducted different activities for children from a low socio-economic background, while he was studying. Through DSS, ..

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Posted on 27 Dec, 2013

"The playing field is the best learning field"

The Magic Bus India Foundation is an organization that aims to change the course of the lives of Indian children for the better, using sports as a tool. The foundation reaches out to underprivil...

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Magic Bus from US cheers slum kids
Posted on 14 Dec, 2013

Magic Bus from US cheers slum kids

The Magic Bus, a non-governmental organization (NGO) started in Mumbai in 1999 by a Briton, Matthew Spacie, today nurtures more than 2.5 lakh poor children through mentorship, participation and ...

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Manchester City's four-day coaching clinic ends in Mumbai
Posted on 04 Dec, 2013

Manchester City's four-day coaching clinic ends in Mumbai

"We don't come here to just conduct the clinic but we have also worked with a lot of the mentors who work with the children from the Magic Bus. We would give them some experience in delivering...

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Sport gives girls a chance in India: case studies
Posted on 22 Nov, 2013

Sport gives girls a chance in India: case studies

Four people who have discovered the life-changing potential of playing sport.

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Sport gives girls a chance in India
Posted on 22 Nov, 2013

Sport gives girls a chance in India

Initiatives across India are using games to engage communities with health and education. In the face of entrenched gender inequality, such programmes could hold the key to a better future for..

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Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Mandira Bedi attend Magic Bus Mumbai Benefit 2013 at the Palladium hotel
Posted on 27 Oct, 2013

Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Mandira Bedi attend Magic Bus Mumbai Benefit 2013 at the Palladium hotel

Magic Bus, an NGO, hosted its third annual auction. The funds raised from the previous events have helped empower over 3,00,000 children..

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Youngsters enjoy a day with Formula One star Nico Rosberg
Posted on 25 Oct, 2013

Youngsters enjoy a day with Formula One star Nico Rosberg

Young people from the Laureus-supported Magic Bus project in India have enjoyed a day they will never forget with Formula One star Nico Rosberg at the Indian Grand Prix.

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Play it again, Sam
Posted on 24 Oct, 2013

Play it again, Sam

The lovely Samantha Nayar is hosting a charity Halloween bash for kids with Payal Kilachand at Gayatri Ruia's hotel. For Samantha, who has been on the board of Magic Bus for over 10 years now,...

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We work with 2.5 lakh children, that's the best motivation to keep going: Matthew Spacie
Posted on 24 Oct, 2013

We work with 2.5 lakh children, that's the best motivation to keep going: Matthew Spacie

Magic Bus founder and executive chairman Matthew Spacie talks about how his organisation has made a difference in the lives of children in India.

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Muthoot lends helping hand to 1,000 underprivileged kids
Posted on 22 Oct, 2013

Muthoot lends helping hand to 1,000 underprivileged kids

The Muthoot Group launched Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi – educational initiative here recently. The programme, in association with Muthoot Group’s NGO partner, Magic Bus, is a part of the group’s ... 

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Dhoni, Baichung seek soccer talent hunt
Posted on 21 Oct, 2013

Dhoni, Baichung seek soccer talent hunt

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has often evinced a strong desire to be associated with sports other than cricket alone, on Sunday said players of Jharkhand play to win. He was talking ...

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Captain MS Dhoni rides the Magic Bus
Posted on 21 Oct, 2013

Captain MS Dhoni rides the Magic Bus

Indian captain MS Dhoni on Sunday (October 20) said success begets success as he associated himself with "Hip Hip Hurray" to promote a sports-based curriculum to engage children and youth in...

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Right kick for empowering youths - Mumbai-based NGO to launch leadership training for rural lads
Posted on 20 Oct, 2013

Right kick for empowering youths - Mumbai-based NGO to launch leadership training for rural lads

It’s Hip, Hip Hurray for Jharkhand’s youths. They can hope to meet sport stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Baichung Bhutia. But for that, they must get their footwork right.

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Footloose
Posted on 14 Oct, 2013

Footloose

Everyone says Hasina is too young to play football. But this four-year-old is determined to kick aside this notion. Come Sunday morning, she runs down to the maidan outside her home, ball in..

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The Women of Madanpur Khadar want jobs – and to play football
Posted on 24 Sep, 2013

The Women of Madanpur Khadar want jobs – and to play football

Since Magic Bus has been involved in the community the women have noticed changes in their daughters. They have grown in confidence and secured safe places to play in the neighbourhood-spaces...

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Matthew Spacie's Magic Bus uses sports-based activities to transform underprivileged children's lives
Posted on 25 Aug, 2013

Matthew Spacie's Magic Bus uses sports-based activities to transform underprivileged children's lives

In a modest office in the narrow bylanes of Parel in central Mumbai — so congested that cars cannot drive in — Spacie is dreaming big. He wants Magic Bus to touch 1 million kids by 2015...

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Happy feet in Mumbra
Posted on 21 Aug, 2013

Happy feet in Mumbra

Encouraged by NGO Magic Bus, these Mumbra girls began their kicking pastime in October last. The game has since become, for them, a metaphor for freedom rather than a mere sport.

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Magic touch for kids
Posted on 07 Aug, 2013

Magic touch for kids

Magic Bus India Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO that promotes education through sports and currently looks after 250,000 marginalised children in India, is extending its services to Ranchi.

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From sports to social causes, Dharavi’s girls make big strides
Posted on 02 Aug, 2013

From sports to social causes, Dharavi’s girls make big strides

Every Sunday morning, 18-year-old Gulafsha Ansari dons her shoes, hurries down the steep ladder leading out from her Dharavi home, and heads to the local playground. 

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Mall of fame
Posted on 28 Jul, 2013

Mall of fame

How the daughter of a mason at Phoenix Mills, became a rugby champ.

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Mumbai Diary: Life in a metro
Posted on 21 Jul, 2013

Mumbai Diary: Life in a metro

Jill Beckingham, wife of the British Deputy High Commissioner Peter Beckingham, who vacates his post this month end, trades notes on the city they called home for three and a half years...

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Malala is not alone: Five inspirational young women standing up for their rights
Posted on 16 Jul, 2013

Malala is not alone: Five inspirational young women standing up for their rights

It's the story of the young girl that captured the hearts of so many across the world. But she is not alone. We meet five other female campaigners from across the globe. These are all inspiratio... 

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Keeping chivalry alive in India: Men respond to rape crisis
Posted on 16 Jul, 2013

Keeping chivalry alive in India: Men respond to rape crisis

"Young people in India don't have good role models aside from Bollywood and sports people," says Matthew Spacie, Magic Bus founder. "Farhan is a great voice addressing young people."

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Reducing poverty, one child at a time
Posted on 13 May, 2013

Reducing poverty, one child at a time

Thirteen years ago, I was playing rugby at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan when I noticed a group of street-children who lived at the bus stop across the street from the Gymkhana Club, where my team and I ...

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Stars set for the footie fun
Posted on 29 Apr, 2013

Stars set for the footie fun

Their eyes twinkled with excitement, and the faces wore big smiles as young football enthusiasts waited to hit the field with their favourite Bollywood actor. Inspite of a bevy of mediapersons, ...

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Magic Bus the Game-Changer
Posted on 26 Apr, 2013

Magic Bus the Game-Changer

Fourteen years ago, Matthew Spacie, then COO of Cox and Kings, was playing rugby at Mumbai's Azad Maidan when he noticed a group of street children looking on. He called them over to join in the...

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Muthoot Group, Delhi Daredevils pledge to bat for education of needy kids
Posted on 11 Apr, 2013

Muthoot Group, Delhi Daredevils pledge to bat for education of needy kids

The Delhi Daredevils team sponsor, Muthoot Group has introduced four initiatives to create awareness and raise funds for education of the underprivileged children in India. The contributions...

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NBA Cares programme launched in Mumbai
Posted on 10 Apr, 2013

NBA Cares programme launched in Mumbai

The National Basketball Association (NBA), Multi Screen Media, NBA's broadcast partner in India, and Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation that works with youth from vulnerable communities,...

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Ranbir Kapoor plays a fun match with the kids from Magic Bus
Posted on 29 Mar, 2013

Ranbir Kapoor plays a fun match with the kids from Magic Bus

Continuing with the football mania, Ranbir Kapoor who is also a founder of the All Stars Football Club, a property of charitable trust, Playing for Humanity, had his first media interaction in...

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Children from Delhi charity get surprise football lesson from Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir
Posted on 28 Mar, 2013

Children from Delhi charity get surprise football lesson from Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir

Children from the Magic Bus Charity Foundation in the city were in for a double delight on Thursday afternoon. They got to meet Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

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Reaching out to slums with sport
Posted on 13 Mar, 2013

Reaching out to slums with sport

I’m 46!” gasps Matthew Spacie , as if he had revealed himself to be an octogenarian. He’s talking about the phenomenon of CEO burnout, prompted by a survey he read saying that the average tenure...

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