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  • Live Mint Article

    The Magic Bus journey: from childhood to livelihood

    As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, NGO Magic Bus aims to lift millions of children out of poverty.

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    What corporates can learn from nonprofits

    Nonprofits are often expected to be more business-like in their operations, but corporates also stand to learn a lot from them.

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    Magic Bus Kids to participate in Street cricket world cup

    Children living in slums who used to play cricket in the street are going to play at global platform Street Cricket world cup 2019 from April 20 to May 7 at Lord’s London.
    The Street Child Cricket World Cup is uniting street children from around the world to play in their own international cricket tournament to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma and negative treatment they face.

    Read about it here →
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    Magic Bus and Prince’s Trust International take Nilam on a Journey from Bhandup, Mumbai to Buckingham Palace

    Royal Palace of United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace, and prestigious red carpet event The Prince’s Trust Awards have been witness to the extraordinary transformation story of Nilam from Bhandup in Mumbai who received the Prince’s Trust Global Award

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Mumbai slum-dweller gets UK’s Prince’s Trust award

18th March, 2019

The first Indian recipient of the Prince’s Trust Award — which provides jobs, education and training to young people — Tambe is on her way to become a teacher.

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Meet the girls hoping to fire India to Street Child Cricket World Cup glory

9th March, 2019

Shama, alongside Bhavani, 15, are two participants in the Magic Bus India Foundation’s programmes. They will form part of the contingent representing team India South at this year’s Street Child... Read about it here →


A Chartered Accountant On A Roll: A Journey Determined To Override Obstacles

27th December, 2018

 She was determined to follow her dreams and become a Chartered Accountant. But fate had other plans! Watch Renuka’s story, a 23-year-old from Rangpuri in Delhi, whose life underwent a dram... Read about it here →


Magical journey through the Magic Bus way

18th December, 2018

Founded in 1999 by visionary Matthew Spacie, Magic Bus has touched numerous lives and shaped the lives of underprivileged children. he believes that sport can bring out the best in young people ... Read about it here →

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Childhood to Livelihood

31st October, 2018

Founder of Magic Bus, Matthew Spacie, talks about his programme that aims to bring children out of poverty by educating them, and what inspired him to start this initiative.

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Charity benefit raises funds for impoverished children

31st October, 2018

A charity benefit on October 26 raised funds for impoverished children and youngsters in India. The event saw social influencers come together for an evening of entertainment to raise funds.

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City girl becomes Brit diplomat for a day

12th October, 2018

To celebrate the #InternationalDayoftheGirlChild, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Andrew Fleming visited Magic Bus office at Vizag with Sneha Vempati, who won British High Commissioner for... Read about it here →

Vikas At His Place Of Work

Magic Bus Enabled This Youth To Break Out Of The Poverty Cycle

18th September, 2018

Vikas’ story is a story of hope, a face of India’s future that is largely young. In the next few years, India’s future will be written by ambitious and enterprising young persons like Vikas. And... Read about it here →

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A champion on and off the field: Sadhna Daud

22nd July, 2018

She lives across the road from the stadium, in the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar slum. She shares her one-room home with her parents and four siblings. Her father is a driver who delivers vegetables. He le... Read about it here →

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Lisa Haydon teams up with MyGlamm to talk about women’s challenges

13th June, 2018

Model-actress Lisa Haydon all set to launch #TurnOnYourEyes campaign urging women in India to end eve-teasing by communicating their confidence through their eyes.
To help make this message... Read about it here →

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DJ Hardwell & Shailendra Singh to release Festival Anthem today

8th June, 2018

All proceeds from the streams & sales of Anthem4Good song go to the Magic Bus India Foundation to help the education of children across India

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Magic Bus celebrates World Environment Day with a Plogging Party

7th June, 2018

This World Environment Day, Magic Bus India Foundation organised a three-day Plogging Party to clean up parts of Delhi and to instill in children a sense of responsibility towards the environmen... Read about it here →

Magic Bus marks World Environment Day as Plogging Party

7th June, 2018

Jacob Cherian, a renowned plogger, lead a group of over 950 Magic Bus children to clean up several neighbourhoods in Delhi between June 5 and 7. The event was supported by Hero MotoCorp.

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Plogging Party on World Environment Day

5th June, 2018

Jacob Cherian and Magic Bus children supported by Hero MotoCorp have plogged their way to a plastic-free trail to set the perfect example on World Environment Day

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Matthew Spacie wins the Business Standard Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award

3rd May, 2018

The Business Standard Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award was won by Matthew Spacie, founder of Magic Bus, an organisation he set up two decades ago with a small fund, largely put together wit... Read about it here →


8th Annual Magic Bus Gala Dinner

2nd May, 2018

A private Gala dinner aimed at raising funds for Magic Bus’s goal of giving underprivileged children an opportunity to grow in life was organised. The celebrities helped Magic Bus in the process... Read about it here →

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Ranbir Kapoor & Abhishek Bachchan dance during a Celebrity Football Match in Singapore

27th April, 2018

Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan with other B-town and TV celebs were in Singapore to play a charity match. Besides the game, Ranbir and Abhishek decided to dance to Kajra Re signature step o... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus in association with ImpactGuru.com to raise funds for underprivileged children

27th April, 2018

Magic Bus Foundation, one of India’s largest poverty alleviation programme has associated with ImpactGuru.com, India’s leading crowdfunding platform for NGOs / nonprofits, medical or personal ca... Read about it here →

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Ranbir Kapoor to play football to help 2000 underprivileged children

18th April, 2018

While he might not a global football star, he sure is the rockstar of the All-Star Football Club (ASFC), which also includes celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and D... Read about it here →

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The Road to Wimbledon

20th March, 2018

How the road to Wimbledon has already started and offers tennis’ very own winning lottery ticket

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HGS to distribute Re-usable Sanitary Pads to adolescent girls on Women's Day

8th March, 2018

Hinduja Global Solutions has tied up with Magic Bus India Foundation and Jatan Sansthan for the CSR campaign, Potlis for Progress, to focus on women’s health and personal hygiene.
HGS as pa... Read about it here →

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Making every penny count

27th February, 2017

Participants say that larger NGOs such as Akshaya Patra, Magic Bus and Teach for India attract funds while smaller ones are unable to reach out cost effectively to donors.

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Maneka Gandhi to host special screening of LION

20th February, 2017

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will host a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film Lion here. The invite list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the movie’s d... Read about it here →

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Kutch to Kanyakumari in 100 days

28th January, 2017

Through the expedition, which started from Gujarat's Dwarka beach on 17 November and will end mid-February, Khade wants to create awareness about kayaking as a sport and raise funds for Magic Bu... Read about it here →

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Creating a social impact and uniting the world through music

28th January, 2017

It educated 18,200 children on the Magic Bus programme. The second event, DJ Martin Garrix's Mumbai charity show, was attended by 50,000 fans and helped in educating 10,000 kids.

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Sunburn Festival Founder Shailendra Singh launches Guestlist-for-Good Charity event

27th January, 2017

"Entertainment with a heart, in India, for India, by uniting world," Singh says. "Through global events with a heart, we will revolutionize live entertainment for fans around the world. While do... Read about it here →

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Jabong joins hands with Danish sportswear brand hummel for 'Jabong Turf War Season II'

24th January, 2017

The Jabong Turf War Season II is supported by many partners including Panasonic, Crowne Plaza, Oyo, Jawed Habib, YFC, Chai Point, Magic Bus, Rite Bite, Eco Wise and others.

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How a 20-Year-Old Went from Selling Newspapers to Working at a Multinational Company

18th January, 2017

“I follow Babasaheb’s writings. They are remarkably insightful, especially when all around people are so strongly divided by caste,” Shashikant says. His grandfather came to Mumbai 60 years ago.... Read about it here →

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2 Kannagi Nagar tenement girls flying to US for special training

11th January, 2017

Magic Bus Foundation, an NGO, has picked these students of the government higher secondary school at Kannagi Nagar to nurture their talent and motivate them.

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David Guetta to perform in India; raising funds for underprivileged kids via #Guetta4Good

5th January, 2017

All the funds raised from the performance (via the sale of donor passes) will be donated to the NGO Magic Bus which works for underprivileged children.

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Now, superheroes go to school, fight social perils

26th December, 2016

"....These materials include comics in India, based around two new Super Heroes created by Stan Lee - Mighty Girl and Chakra the Invincible. Our main partner in India is GEMS Education, who run ... Read about it here →

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Maidan Summit 2016 opens dialogue on youth-focused education and livelihood interventions in India

19th December, 2016

Driven by Magic Bus and supported by Laureus, Maidan Summit 2016 had organizations, practitioners and academicians share learning and best practices from education and livelihood-based developme... Read about it here →

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Role Model

19th December, 2016

Bollywood actor Rahul Bose was the centre of attraction at an event to mark sixth year of Maidan 2016.

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A Mother-Daughter Duo from Delhi’s Tughlaqabad Are Turning the Tables on Gender Discrimination

12th December, 2016

Priyanka, her four siblings, and her parents live here in a one-room house overlooking a makeshift bathroom. “We pay Rs. 1,600, plus electricity, per month for this space,” she explains. A 60-wa... Read about it here →

Kaustubh Khade Afternoon Despatch 2016

Kutch to Kanyakumari, in a Kayak!

9th December, 2016

A resident of Mumbai, Kaustubh who is a 2009-batch Delhi IITian in computer science, is not doing this for pleasure but to support three causes including, encouragement to the sport of kayaking,... Read about it here →

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Etihad Airways and Magic Bus in Mumbai: How does it fit together?

5th December, 2016

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered once again with the community development charity Magic Bus on its mission to support children and youth in India.... Read about it here →

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Akshaya Patra, MagicBus tie-up with FreeCharge in the season of joy

3rd December, 2016

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Magic Bus India Foundation, Maitri India, Foundation for Mother and Child Health, Nizamuddin Dargah, Abhoy Mission and others NGOs are already live on FreeCharge.

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Kayaker-Cyclist Duo Travel To Move Children Out Of Poverty

25th November, 2016

In an adventurous mission to move children out of poverty, a kayaker-cyclist duo have embarked upon a 3,000 km journey through land and water across the west coast.

The 100-day long expe... Read about it here →

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Microsoft Google hop onto the Bus

20th November, 2016

Magic Bus founder Matthew Spacie is excited about their next chapter. The Indian NGO that works with over 4,00,000 children across India, has now partnered with Google, Microsoft and Vodafone to... Read about it here →

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It’s not a Coldplay concert (it’s much more)

15th November, 2016

But there's an important addition. Mr. Bishnoi says GCI has also partnered with a crowdfunding platform Ketto to set up a way for fans to help raise funds for organisations and projects that ali... Read about it here →

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The Pride of Bhalaswa: The Story of One Girl’s Rise from Destitution to Inspiration

14th November, 2016

Pooja started working the day she completed her higher secondary education. “I had no option but to earn. The entire family of seven was dependent on my mother. She works as a cook in Nizamuddin... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus launches maiden TVC 'You can save her'

8th October, 2016

Magic Bus has launched its first-ever public appeal TVC ‘You can save her’ recently. The video, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, is aimed to the general public and attempts to spur involvement in en... Read about it here →

Tbi Sara Fatima 2016

How This School Dropout Is Working Hard to Provide Her Sister With a Good Education

7th October, 2016

Sara Fatima was forced to drop out of school at 13. Today, the brave young woman is working hard to ensure her sister does not suffer a similar fate.

Read about it here →
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Magic Bus kids savour their Ponting moment

7th September, 2016

It was a dream come true for the kids of the organisation ‘Magic Bus’ when the great Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting interacted with them one on one, not only as a cricketer but in the capaci... Read about it here →

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Samantha Nayar on family matters

30th August, 2016

Fast forward to today, and Samantha plays a role as Board Member of Magic Bus, an NGO that works with India's poorest children and youth, taking them on a journey over eight years from childhood... Read about it here →

Parvati Pujari This Time Tomorrow 2016

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23rd August, 2016

When you first meet Parvati Pujari, there are two things you notice almost immediately about her.

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Being Indian celebrates the relentless spirit of young volunteers from Magic Bus this 'International Youth Day'

19th August, 2016

A new video featuring children of Magic Bus motivates people on how they can serve society.

Young community leaders from Magic Bus, a Mumbai-based NGO, and their students, are featured i... Read about it here →

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Carmen Tal Shares Moroccanoil's Secret

19th August, 2016

Most recently, the Inspired By WomenT program honored Marchesa designer and cofounder Georgina Chapman, who works with the organization The Magic Bus Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to lift co... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus named Charity of the Year in UK

21st May, 2016

Magic Bus, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in Mumbai to work with street children, was named Charity of the Year at the first-ever charity awards here in the UK .

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Magic Bus children meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

15th April, 2016

26 children from our Magic Bus program in the Bombay Port Trust community (one of Mumbai's most deprived slums) had the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Skilling India, one youth at a time

9th April, 2016

Like Suryakant, there are 400,000 children from 2500 of India's poorest neighbourhoods who are now learning and growing up well with Magic Bus. "If you are a Magic Bus child – especially if you ... Read about it here →

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BBC interviews Usha, one of our mentors from Delhi, India

25th March, 2016

Usha, who has been with us for the last five years, talks about her unique journey and how she has helped change the perception of women’s roles in her community. Watch to find out more about he... Read about it here →

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Laureus Ambassador Rahul Dravid inspired by Magic Bus children and youth

13th March, 2016

“It was a really good day and terrific to spend time with the Laureus-supported Magic Bus programme. To see the work they are doing in the community, the impact that sport is having through the ... Read about it here →

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Datsun teams up with Magic Bus for a special campaign in India

9th March, 2016

Datsun teamed up with Magic Bus for a special campaign in India. The Flag Bearers campaign for the ICC WT20 event commences and will be organised in eight cities. Over 200 underprivileged childr... Read about it here →


When ex-Wimbledon semifinalist Henman introduced Delhi kids to tennis

8th February, 2016

Former British No.1 tennis player Tim Henman and the British Davis Cup captain Paul Hutchins on Saturday afternoon visited a joint venture of the Wimbledon Foundation and Magic Bus that supports... Read about it here →

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Be the change generation

23rd October, 2015

Matthew was in his early 30s, chief operating officer of travel company Cox & Kings and founder of an initiative called Magic Bus. Raising financial support from friends and family, Spacie w... Read about it here →


Vodafone Foundation partners with Magic Bus

17th October, 2015

Kovalam, Oct 17 (IBNS) Vodafone Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Vodafone, in partnership with NGO Magic Bus India Foundation (Magic Bus), has helped in transforming the lives of 5,000 margi... Read about it here →


When Freida Pinto met Sangita Pal, a teen from the village portrayed in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

29th September, 2015

New York: Actress Freida Pinto got to interview Sangita Pal, a teenager who comes from the same village as portrayed in the runaway hit Slumdog Millionaire – which made Pinto the star she is tod... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus builds on Indian model to become a global NGO

15th September, 2015

Mumbai: When Cleartrip co-founder Matthew Spacie founded Magic Bus in 1999, it was an idea that sprung out of Mumbai’s slums. Magic Bus, a not-for-profit organisation, is today on course to reac... Read about it here →


Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus

7th July, 2015

I want people to remember Magic Bus, and not me. It's always been about moving people out of poverty for me, and I want that legacy to continue having an impact. The power of that becomes facele... Read about it here →


Nikitha catches the ‘magic bus’ at the right time

4th July, 2015

Three years after she left the school for financial reasons, Magic Bus, a voluntary organisation working with children, recognised her talent in football and helped her hone her skills as a goal... Read about it here →

Education vital to shaping a child's future, says Saina

9th January, 2015

“Youngsters and kids are doing well in the sports circuit and representing our country in various games. I am happy that the number of people taking part in sports and making it their career is ... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus named as official charity partner for Aircel Chennai Open 2015 edition

9th January, 2015

The organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open have announced that Magic Bus India Foundation, a non-governmental organisation that steers underprivileged children towards a better life with better a... Read about it here →

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Herbalife partners with Magic Bus India Foundation to support the development of 3000 children in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune through sports and education

8th January, 2015

Herbalife International India Pvt Ltd, a leading nutrition company today announced its partnership with the Magic Bus India Foundation to reach out to 3,000 underprivileged children across Benga... Read about it here →

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Arming the youth with attitude set for success

17th December, 2014

In India, without education, it's very tough for the extremely poor to find dignified employment and move out of poverty. And a very large number are extremely poor: a third of Indians earn just... Read about it here →

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Nestle in pact with Magic Bus for health and nutrition awareness

17th December, 2014

FMCG major Nestle today signed an agreement with Magic Bus India Foundation to spread nutrition and health awareness among government schools students in the country.

The initiative wil... Read about it here →

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Samaritan Samantha talks about the Magic Bus Mumbai benefit

14th December, 2014

Samantha Nayar, Board member of Magic Bus, has been involved with myriad charities in the US and Australia primarily working with differently abled children and AIDS.She has been a Magic Bus Boa... Read about it here →

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Boys at play: Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aditya Roy Kapur seen playing football

14th December, 2014

The Barclays Premier League exhibition charity football match took place between the Bollywood team of All Stars FC versus the BPL Legends squad made of some legends and current club coaches. Th... Read about it here →

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Ride for a difference

4th November, 2014

It’s unusual to come across an Englishman in the slums of Mumbai. Meet Matthew Spacie, founder of Magic Bus, ex-COO of Cox and Kings and co-founder of Cleartrips.com. Currently he is one of the ... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus: Changing lives through sports

4th September, 2014

For Englishman Mathew Spacie it all started in the bylanes of Mumbai's Parel area in 1999. His aim was to take children out of poverty and give them a purpose in life through sports.

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President Gives Away National Sports Awards

29th August, 2014

NEW DELHI: With a Khel Ratna missing for the first time in two decades, President Pranab Mukherjee gave away the National Sports Awards during a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here Frid... Read about it here →

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Abhishek Bachchan to advertise an NGO on official jersey of his Kabaddi team

17th August, 2014

The buzz is that the Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has decided to give some prominent space on his official jersey to an NGO called 'Magic Bus'. He has not charged them any fee for this prom... Read about it here →

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Steve Waugh in Mumbai to visit the Magic Bus project

21st July, 2014

Legendary cricketer and Laureus Academy member, Steve Waugh was in the city on to visit the Magic Bus project ? a strategic partner of the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation.

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Magic Bus: driving change in India one game at a time

14th July, 2014

Through the use of a mentoring model and sport-based curriculum, non-profit organisation Magic Bus works with thousands of children and volunteer mentors from marginalised communities in India e... Read about it here →

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YFC and Magic Bus kicked off 1st Youth Leadership camp for football in Andretta, HP!

10th July, 2014

Youth FC - Rurka Kalan consigning with Magic Bus has successfully completed Youth Leadership Camp on Sports For Development between July 1 - 8, 2014. This project is a joint collaboration betwee... Read about it here →

Vodafone Takes 22 Magic Bus Kids Centrestage At The Ipl Grand Finale

2nd June, 2014

Bengaluru May 30, 2014: As the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru comes alive on Sunday June 1 for the grand finale of IPL 2014, Vodafone India will gift a magical, unforgettable evening to 22 kid... Read about it here →

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Board this ‘bus’ and equip yourself with soft skills

12th May, 2014

Charting out a 45-day free training module to equip unemployed youth with soft skills, the local chapter of the Magic Bus India Foundation has come up with a new plan this summer

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Mumbai Multiplex | Level playing field

26th April, 2014

“I would see my brother play football, and I wanted to play too. So I approached Gaurang bhaiya, and asked him to coach me. He asked me to bring him a group of girls to coach.”

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Firm grounding

11th April, 2014

Looking back at a two-decade long engagement with children in a bid to help them cope with life’s challenges, Magic Bus Foundation’s founder Matthew Spacie feels it would be nice if future fundi... Read about it here →

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Indian organisation bags the Laureus 'Sport for Good' Award

1st April, 2014

At the Laureus World Sports Awards, Indian non-profit organisation ‘Magic Bus’ bagged the award in the Sport for Social Development category.

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Empower 2014 successful

1st April, 2014

Emphasising the key theme ‘Sports for Youth Empowerment’, activities were conducted by Right to play (Lebanon), Coaches across continents (the US), Liverpool Sport Club Foundation (the UK), Magi... Read about it here →

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Indian NGO Magic Bus gets recognition at Laureus awards

27th March, 2014

Magic Bus, an India-based NGO that is transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in the country, has been recognised at the Laureus World Sports Awards with the ... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus wins Laureus Sport for Good Award

26th March, 2014

The great success achieved by Magic Bus, an innovative project that is transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in India, has been recognised at the Laureus Wo... Read about it here →

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Vettel, Franklin, Bayern Munich & Magic Bus Win Laureus World Sports Awards

26th March, 2014

The Laureus World Sports Academy presented two additional discretionary Awards......The Sport for Good Award was presented to Magic Bus, the sports-based community project in India.

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Conquering Stage After Stage

20th March, 2014

"We have collaborated with Magic Bus and will be travelling to all major places to spread awareness on gender equality,” Farhan Akhtar says. He is the man behind the initiative ‘MARD’ (Men ... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus to carry children to better future

13th March, 2014

“Our objective is to educate the underprivileged through our approach of ‘childhood to livelihood’. It means to encourage kids to stay in schools, understand gender equality, and give them anecd... Read about it here →

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The ball’s in our court: Using sport for social change

15th February, 2014

What we're trying to present to the world, and to individuals, corporates, donors and philanthropists, is that while a lot of social development has been happening through traditional means, spo... Read about it here →

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We caught up with Ashok Rathod who made a difference through football

27th December, 2013

Rathod started volunteering for a NGO known as Doorstep School (DSS), which conducted different activities for children from a low socio-economic background, while he was studying. Through DSS, ... Read about it here →

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"The playing field is the best learning field"

27th December, 2013

The Magic Bus India Foundation is an organization that aims to change the course of the lives of Indian children for the better, using sports as a tool. The foundation reaches out to underprivil... Read about it here →

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Magic Bus from US cheers slum kids

14th December, 2013

The Magic Bus, a non-governmental organization (NGO) started in Mumbai in 1999 by a Briton, Matthew Spacie, today nurtures more than 2.5 lakh poor children through mentorship, participation and ... Read about it here →

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Manchester City's four-day coaching clinic ends in Mumbai

4th December, 2013

"We don't come here to just conduct the clinic but we have also worked with a lot of the mentors who work with the children from the Magic Bus. We would give them some experience in delivering c... Read about it here →

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Sport gives girls a chance in India: case studies

22nd November, 2013

Four people who have discovered the life-changing potential of playing sport.

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Sport gives girls a chance in India

22nd November, 2013

Initiatives across India are using games to engage communities with health and education. In the face of entrenched gender inequality, such programmes could hold the key to a better future for w... Read about it here →

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Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Mandira Bedi attend Magic Bus Mumbai Benefit 2013 at the Palladium hotel

27th October, 2013

Magic Bus, an NGO, hosted its third annual auction. The funds raised from the previous events have helped empower over 3,00,000 children.

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Youngsters enjoy a day with Formula One star Nico Rosberg

25th October, 2013

Young people from the Laureus-supported Magic Bus project in India have enjoyed a day they will never forget with Formula One star Nico Rosberg at the Indian Grand Prix.

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We work with 2.5 lakh children, that's the best motivation to keep going: Matthew Spacie

24th October, 2013

Magic Bus founder and executive chairman Matthew Spacie talks about how his organisation has made a difference in the lives of children in India.

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Play it again, Sam

24th October, 2013

The lovely Samantha Nayar is hosting a charity Halloween bash for kids with Payal Kilachand at Gayatri Ruia's hotel. For Samantha, who has been on the board of Magic Bus for over 10 years now, t... Read about it here →

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Muthoot lends helping hand to 1,000 underprivileged kids

22nd October, 2013

The Muthoot Group launched Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi – educational initiative here recently. The programme, in association with Muthoot Group’s NGO partner, Magic Bus, is a part of the group’s ... Read about it here →


Dhoni, Baichung seek soccer talent hunt

21st October, 2013

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has often evinced a strong desire to be associated with sports other than cricket alone, on Sunday said players of Jharkhand play to win. He was talking ... Read about it here →

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Captain MS Dhoni rides the Magic Bus

21st October, 2013

Indian captain MS Dhoni on Sunday (October 20) said success begets success as he associated himself with "Hip Hip Hurray" to promote a sports-based curriculum to engage children and youth in Jha... Read about it here →

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Right kick for empowering youths - Mumbai-based NGO to launch leadership training for rural lads

20th October, 2013

It’s Hip, Hip Hurray for Jharkhand’s youths. They can hope to meet sport stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Baichung Bhutia. But for that, they must get their footwork right.

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14th October, 2013

Everyone says Hasina is too young to play football. But this four-year-old is determined to kick aside this notion. Come Sunday morning, she runs down to the maidan outside her home, ball in han... Read about it here →

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The Women of Madanpur Khadar want jobs – and to play football

24th September, 2013

Since Magic Bus has been involved in the community the women have noticed changes in their daughters. They have grown in confidence and secured safe places to play in the neighbourhood-spaces wh... Read about it here →

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Matthew Spacie's Magic Bus uses sports-based activities to transform underprivileged children's lives

25th August, 2013

In a modest office in the narrow bylanes of Parel in central Mumbai — so congested that cars cannot drive in — Spacie is dreaming big. He wants Magic Bus to touch 1 million kids by 2015. Looking... Read about it here →

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Happy feet in Mumbra

21st August, 2013

Encouraged by NGO Magic Bus, these Mumbra girls began their kicking pastime in October last. The game has since become, for them, a metaphor for freedom rather than a mere sport.

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Slum girl reaches Delhi University

11th August, 2013

A girl living at a slum in Bhalswa, a large resettlement colony located on the fringes of the city’s largest garbage dumping ground in north-west Delhi, has become the first in her community to ... Read about it here →

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Magic touch for kids

7th August, 2013

Magic Bus India Foundation, a Mumbai-based NGO that promotes education through sports and currently looks after 250,000 marginalised children in India, is extending its services to Ranchi.

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From sports to social causes, Dharavi’s girls make big strides

2nd August, 2013

Every Sunday morning, 18-year-old Gulafsha Ansari dons her shoes, hurries down the steep ladder leading out from her Dharavi home, and heads to the local playground. 

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Mall of fame

28th July, 2013

How the daughter of a mason at Phoenix Mills, became a rugby champ.

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Mumbai Diary: Life in a metro

21st July, 2013

Jill Beckingham, wife of the British Deputy High Commissioner Peter Beckingham, who vacates his post this month end, trades notes on the city they called home for three and a half years. The 63-... Read about it here →

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NBA All-Star Chris Bosh to Visit India

19th July, 2013

Bosh will conduct a clinic for the top basketball players in India, including members of the National Team. Bosh will also participate in an NBA Cares event and basketball clinic as part of our ... Read about it here →

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Keeping chivalry alive in India: Men respond to rape crisis

16th July, 2013

"Young people in India don't have good role models aside from Bollywood and sports people," says Matthew Spacie, Magic Bus founder. "Farhan is a great voice addressing young people."

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Malala is not alone: Five inspirational young women standing up for their rights

16th July, 2013

It's the story of the young girl that captured the hearts of so many across the world. But she is not alone. We meet five other female campaigners from across the globe. These are all inspiratio... Read about it here →

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Reducing poverty, one child at a time

13th May, 2013

Thirteen years ago, I was playing rugby at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan when I noticed a group of street-children who lived at the bus stop across the street from the Gymkhana Club, where my team and I ... Read about it here →

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Prince Ali launches AFDP-supported Magic Bus football teams

6th May, 2013

HRH Prince Ali, FIFA vice president, on Monday unveiled the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) Magic Bus India Foundation’s football teams at a celebration in New Delhi, according to a st... Read about it here →

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Stars set for the footie fun

29th April, 2013

Their eyes twinkled with excitement, and the faces wore big smiles as young football enthusiasts waited to hit the field with their favourite Bollywood actor. Inspite of a bevy of mediapersons, ... Read about it here →


Magic Bus the Game-Changer

26th April, 2013

Fourteen years ago, Matthew Spacie, then COO of Cox and Kings, was playing rugby at Mumbai's Azad Maidan when he noticed a group of street children looking on. He called them over to join in the... Read about it here →

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Muthoot Group, Delhi Daredevils pledge to bat for education of needy kids

11th April, 2013

The Delhi Daredevils team sponsor, Muthoot Group has introduced four initiatives to create awareness and raise funds for education of the underprivileged children in India. The contributions mad... Read about it here →

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NBA Cares programme launched in Mumbai

10th April, 2013

The National Basketball Association (NBA), Multi Screen Media, NBA's broadcast partner in India, and Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation that works with youth from vulnerable communities, annou... Read about it here →

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Ranbir Kapoor plays a fun match with the kids from Magic Bus

29th March, 2013

Continuing with the football mania, Ranbir Kapoor who is also a founder of the All Stars Football Club, a property of charitable trust, Playing for Humanity, had his first media interaction in t... Read about it here →

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Children from Delhi charity get surprise football lesson from Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir

28th March, 2013

Children from the Magic Bus Charity Foundation in the city were in for a double delight on Thursday afternoon. They got to meet Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

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Magic Bus transports kids to a better life

19th March, 2013

He is the founder and chief executive of Magic Bus, a non-governmental organisation with 29 offices in India (and in New York, London and Berlin to raise funds), with 10,000 mentors working in 4... Read about it here →


Reaching out to slums with sport

13th March, 2013

I’m 46!” gasps Matthew Spacie , as if he had revealed himself to be an octogenarian. He’s talking about the phenomenon of CEO burnout, prompted by a survey he read saying that the average tenure... Read about it here →