The goal of the Magic Bus’ Education programme is to enable the first generation adolescent learners from underprivileged households to complete their formal education with a high level of life skills. This will ensure that these young people have a high probability of completing graduation or vocational skilling and thereon moving into sustainable employment, thus moving themselves and their family out of poverty.
Magic Bus provides
- An activity-based curriculum to impact individual behaviour around education, gender equity, and life skills.
- A learning enhancement programme module for adolescents from the fifth grade to the eighth.
- A work readiness module for adolescents in grades ninth and tenth.
- Community Connect – involving and mobilizing parents in School Management Committees (SMCs)
The five life-skills component in our activity-based curriculum
1. Adolescents complete secondary school
a. Improved perceived self-efficacy.
b. Improved resilience.
c. Improved aspirations (education, livelihood)
- Improved parental support for adolescent aspirations (particularly for education and livelihood)
2. Adolescents progress to higher grades
- Improved school enrolment,
- Improved retention and grade progression (preventing drop-outs between grades)
- Improved regularity in school (attendance)
3. Adolescents demonstrate improved language and numerical skills
4. Adolescents have improved awareness of career options and pathways
- Improved employability skills i.e. communication, problem-solving, teamwork
5. School management committees are activated, convene regular meetings and take actions to enable improved education
- Parents are aware of SMCs
- Parents attend SMC meetings
- Parents raise matters pertaining to children’s education at SMC meetings
Read about our Livelihoods Programme.
To know more about our Impact, visit our Impact page.
For more information on our programme, write to Dip Chakraborty, Director, Programme Development at [email protected] or Havovi Wadia, Director, Impacts at [email protected]