Magic Bus works with children and young people, living in poverty, in India, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We equip children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18 with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty.
Children on the Magic Bus programme successfully fend off destabilisers such as child marriage and child labour. They complete their secondary education and go on to become first-generation salary earners having secure careers in the organised sector. Our youth-centered Livelihoods Programme connects the aspirations and potential of young people to available market opportunities. We build their employability skills and map job potential based on individual strengths and mobility.
Teaches teamwork, problem solving, managing self, learning to learn and communications to children and young people, helping them become more resilient and show higher self-efficacy in the face of destabilisers like child marriage.
Provides individuals with Education Enhancement that improves their basic literacy, numeracy and their overall grades.
Includes financial literacy, digital literacy, spoken English and career awareness that will help young people to get a job of their choice.
Involves sector-specific training in Retail, IT, BFSI, e-commerce; placement and post-placement support to help young people to not just get jobs but stay with their jobs.
Engages with parents and the whole community to build support for children’s aspirations. Thus helping children to complete formal education without any disruptions.