Hanuman Mandir is located half a kilometer from the road which passes under the Jaitpur flyover. This place gets its name from a locally famous temple dedicated to the Hindu God of Hanuman. Work was started here by the Magic Bus District Programme Manager (DPM) and the Training and Monitoring Officer (TMO). Sumit, the Magic Bus Youth Mentor currently in charge, says, "Areas like this one represent our on-the-ground challenges quite well. For one, the lack of open spaces to actually run our sessions is an issue."
As is usual in neighbourhoods that have become home to the Capital's poor, the houses here are built in an unplanned manner by the people themselves and not by civic authorities. This means that there are little playgrounds available.
“The participating children at Hanuman Mandir are really enthusiastic, but unfortunately this place does not have a playground. This means that for every session we hold, we have to find any available open space that is appropriate and follows child safety protocols," says Sumit.
Magic Bus sessions here are divided into three parts:
• Warm up: The development goal is introduced using interactive activities
• Main activity: The development goal is reinforced using sports and activities
• Review: A discussion is facilitated to draw parallels to real-life situations and sum up the learning objectives