Trilokpuri, Block 18 is one of the 37 blocks that comprise Trilokpuri area. Trilokpuri lies to the eastern part of Delhi in India.
While the usual lack of basic necessities is not that glaring in Trilokpuri area, deep-rooted prejudices about gender and gender-based stereotyping is prevalent. This results in a serious clampdown on the freedom for women and girls in the locality.
Magic Bus started working in this area since 2011. At present, we have around 36 children in this locality.
Manish picked up more than lessons at school. In the company of some others, he learnt to abuse freely.
He also became restless and lacked concentration in class. As a result, his grades started suffering.
After he started coming for Magic Bus sessions, he started grasping the importance of behaving well with teammates. He understood that pulling someone down isn't the best way and that hurts others feelings and sentiments.
Manish has stopped abusing. He has also passed on the message to all those in his circle who would abuse freely. His class teachers are happy with this change in his behaviour.
A few of the areas of behaviour change addressed by Magic Bus volunteers and mentors include:
Sessions are divided into 3 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.
(Photographs from Magic Bus areas of intervention are used for representation only.)