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Magic Bus' Impact

Magic Bus completed 20 years in 2019. The Magic Bus data in the section below is from our programmes that have run for three years with adolescents up to the age of 14.

Geographical Presence

Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation programmes in India, working with more than 3.75 lakh children and 5500 trained volunteer mentors in 22 states and 80 districts of the country.

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Numerical Outreach

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*Outreach data is as of 31st March 2019

School Regularity

There was a 37% points increase in those attending school regularly, with 98.9% reporting attending school five days a week at endline, as compared to 63% at baseline.

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According to the Annual Status of Education Report 2016, in India, 73% of children in grades VI-VIII attend school on any one day in the year.

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School Participation

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Child Marriage

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70% of young people trained in the Magic Bus Livelihoods Programme are placed in salaried work with an average income of Rs. 10,287.

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*Magic Bus Impact data is as of 31st March 2019

If you want to get a copy of the report, please write to → Havovi Wadia, Director - Impact, [email protected]