Why Childhood
to Livelihood
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Why Childhood to Livelihood?

Nationally, this is the problem we are seeking to solve.

3 out of 10
adolescents

have a higher
secondary
qualification

4 out of 10
youths

have the soft skills
necessary for
employment

3 out of 10
girls

are married before
they reach
18 years

Children and young people are the future of our world. India has the largest number of young people in the world nearly half of its population.

To make the most of this enormous demographic potential, we need to fight poverty and unemployment – the twin nemesis that threaten to turn our demographic dividend into a disaster. In India, there are 600 million young people living below the poverty line. The number of unemployed young people in India is 29.5 million!

The fight against poverty begins at school. Enabling children to complete secondary education, imbuing them with life skills like teamwork, problem-solving, communication, making them more resilient to the fallouts of poverty, will set in motion the process to undo poverty. Magic Bus, with the help of its unique and award-winning, sports and activity based curriculum does just this. A greater self-efficacy and resilience among children would mean that we are building their ability to delay the age of marriage in a country where 40% of girls still get married before they turn 18. This also means most of these children, equipped with a secondary education and aspirations for a better career, will seek out skill-based training to get a job, furthering the wheel that will push them out of poverty.

Magic Bus’ Livelihood programme comes in to play at the age of 18, helping young people build the right skills to get a job in the organised sector.

The success of the Childhood to Livelihood model is seen in the lives of 1 lakh children and young people across 22 states of India.

To understand how this model works,
visit our impact page.

For more information
on our programme,
write to:

Dip Chakraborty
Director, Programme Development
[email protected]

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