Magic Bus works with 400,000 children and 10,000 young people living in poverty across 22 States of India to move them out of poverty. On its 19th year, Magic Bus uses a Childhood to Livelihood approach to help children and young people break out of the crushing cycle of poverty. Magic Bus works with India's poorest communities and children using an award-winning activity-based curriculum culminating in a Livelihoods programme.
The Childhood to Livelihood approach enables children and young people move out of poverty by completing secondary education and getting a stable job. We equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty.
Children on our programme complete school, and go on to enroll in vocational institutes or colleges. They successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labour and become first-generation salary earners. Our participants complete their education and have secure careers.
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.
We work with support structures: parents, the community at large and local institutions to ensure results in the social, emotional and economic well-being of all young people living in that area. Our approach mobilises the entire ecosystem available to the child or youth to create transformational change in their lives.