The work that we carry out would not be possible without the strong and lasting relationships with our partners both here in India and across the globe.
There are several ways to support our vital work. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities to collaborate with us, to help change a million young lives forever, we would love to hear from you.
Our list of current partners is highlighted below.
Asian Paints is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme across six Indian states for 16,100 children. The programme aims at promoting education, gender equity and healthy practices among children and their communities.
Bachi Shoes Limited
Bachi Shoes is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu, for 2000 children. The programme aims at promoting a child’s right to play, foster gender equity, encourage children to go to school regularly and promote healthy living habits.
Bank of America
Bank of America is partnering with Magic Bus to support its livelihood programme for 1800 youth across three districts of Hyderabad.
Barclays is partnering with Magic Bus to support its livelihood programme in marginalised communities of Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and NCR. The programme will benefit 2340 youth across the three states.
Bernard Lewis Charitable Trust
Magic Bus is partnering with the Bernard Lewis Family Trust to implement its Sport for Development programme in communities of Mysore and Bangalore, Karnataka. The project aims at promoting a child’s right to play, foster gender equity, and encourage children to go to school. This programme will benefit 12,000 children across the two states.
Bloomberg is partnering with Magic Bus to support its livelihood programme in Maharashtra for 450 youth.
BMW India has adopted 300 Magic Bus communities across Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai to implement its Sport for Development programme. The programme benefits 15,000 children.
Coca-Cola is in partnership with Magic Bus to support its Sport for Development programme for 3500 children across West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. The programme teaches children the importance of healthy and active living.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, supports the implementation of Magic Bus’ programs across India, helping teach children and their communities, on the importance of education, healthy living, and gender equality.
Since 2009, the Felsted School, UK, has been supporting Magic Bus in Mumbai and the Magic Bus Centre for Learning & Development, near Karjat. The programme has become a strong element in their education and provides actual experience and understanding for their considerable fundraising efforts for Magic Bus. Felsted School is a major contributor in the continuing development of facilities at the Centre.
Football for Hope
Football for Hope is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Karnataka for 1712 children. The programme imparts valuable insights to children and their communities on the importance of education and hygiene.
Magic Bus with the support from Forbes Marshall initiated Holistic Development Programme in 6 villages using sports and play as a medium. The programme is being implemented in 6 schools with 500 children between 7 to 14 years of age in Chakan, Maharashtra. The programme primarily deals with the development of the underprivileged children with an objective to develop a positive attitude and behaviour towards the three values, Education, Health and Gender Equality. The programme also focusses on the development of socio emotional skills in these children.
This programme is to help the child to evolve into a confident and competent youth, empowering themselves to get a livelihood of their choice and succeeding in it there by giving them a fair chance of moving out of poverty.
Franklin Templeton is in partnership with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Telangana for 1500 children. The programme teaches children the importance of education, healthy living and gender equity.
GAIL India Limited
GAIL India is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Delhi. The programme will benefit 3000 children and 120 youth across 30 marginalised communities.
HDFC Bank is partnering with Magic Bus to support Disha, a 3 year integrated and collaborative education project covering 17500 adolescents in 175 schools across 143 villages of 22 districts in the states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The project is a collaboration with the State Governments and our education partners to jointly address the twin domains of academic and holistic learning along with creating an enabling environment.
The project will enable first generation adolescent learners studying in Government schools to demonstrate improved learning levels and complete formal education. This will be done by equipping them with the necessary life skills by improving perceived self-efficacy and resilience, improving teaching effectiveness through training and mentoring of teachers with the goal of raising student learning levels in reading and numeracy. Experiential learning will be introduced through an innovative science lab thereby developing critical thinking skills, scientific attitude, and improved science learning. The project will also enable improved parental support and participation in school education through activating and strengthening of School Management Committees (SMCs).
Our partnership with Herbalife supports 3000 children from Bangalore, Chennai and Pune as well as 150 children and 25 youth as part of the sports for excellence programme.
Hero MotoCorp is in partnership with Magic Bus to implement the Hamari Pari Programme, empowering 6000 girl children across Delhi and Andhra Pradesh. The partnership will create awareness on the Right to Education and gender equality. The company is also partnering with Magic Bus to empower as many as 21,000 underprivileged children in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chennai in the areas of Right to Education, gender equality, health and hygiene, and leadership and life skills, among others.
Hinduja Global Solutions
Hinduja Global Solutions is in partnership with Magic Bus to support 1800 youth in Mysore, Siliguri, and Guntur under its Youth Livelihood programme and 5000 children under its Sports for Development programme at Siliguri and Guntur.
HSBC is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Hyderabad and Pune. The programme benefits 3200 children in Hyderabad and 3000 children and 450 youth in Pune.
Mahanagar Gas is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Thane, Maharashtra. The programme benefits 1500 children.
Marchesa supports the implementation of Magic Bus’ Sport for Development programme for 2,400 children in Mankhurd, Mumbai. The programme aims at promoting education, gender equity and good health practices among children and the community.
Mondelēz International Foundation
In India, Magic Bus' partnership with Mondelēz International started in the year 2014 under their community initiative Shubh Aarambh. The initiative is in partnership with Save the Children to address the development needs of children by promoting healthy and active lives and works in 41 habitations across Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Magic Bus is also partnering with Mondelez India Foods Private Limited on a youth skill development and livelihood Project in Madhya Pradesh and a sport for development project in Sricity.
Muthoot Pappachan Foundation
Muthoot Pappachan Foundation is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Trivandrum and Ernakulam districts of Kerala. The programme benefits 4500 children.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) supports the creation of an end-to-end employability enhancement program for 5600 youth from Patna and Lucknow growing up in poverty. As part of the continuum, we are also delivering a Youth Employability programme to 2400 disadvantaged 17-25 year olds in Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam Patna and Lucknow. The program provides youth with the right training and support to enable them to identify and achieve their personal and professional goals and successfully move into sustained employment, further education, or career based training.
National Stock Exchange
National Stock Exchange in partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Thane, Maharashtra. The programme benefits 3300 children.
Nestlé India is partnering with Magic Bus in line with the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global programme. The project reaches out to 50,000 students, aged 10-17 years through government schools across five states in India. The project intends to enhance the quality of life by creating awareness regarding nutritional health and active living. Nestlé India has also partnered with Magic Bus for an employee engagement programme which will be implemented in selected communities of Delhi.
Read more about Nestlé's Healthy Kids Programme.
Oracle Corporation has partnered with Magic Bus India to support 5000 children in the Sports for Development Programme across three locations – Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad (Ranga Reddy District).
Prudential is in partnership with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Dahanu and Palgarh districts of Maharashtra. The programme benefits 1300 children.
Qualcomm Magic Bus is partnering with Qualcomm to implement its Holistic Development Programme for 11800 children in Kalyan and Murbad Taluka, Mumbai and 7000 children in Bawana and Nerula Resettlement Colonies, Delhi.
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited (RBEI)
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solution Private Limited is supporting Magic Bus' Sports for Development programme for 1200 children in Central Bangalore for three years.
Magic Bus is partnering with Rio Tinto to implement its Sport for Development programme in Odisha. The programme aims at promoting a child's right to education and good health. The programme benefits 2000 children.
Studiosus Foundation e.V
Studiosus Foundation e.V is supporting Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The programme benefits 2000 children.
Tata is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Palgarh and Thane districts of Maharashtra. The programme benefits 1500 children in Palgarh and 3300 children in Thane.
Tata Motors Finance
Magic Bus is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Bhandara district of Maharashtra. the programme benefits 3000 adolescent girls.
TOMS shares a special partnership with Magic Bus. For every shoe that TOMS sells, it donates a pair to Magic Bus children. TOMS has been a giving partner with us since 2013.
Temasek is partnering with Magic Bus to support its livelihood programme for 600 youth in Kalyan, Maharashtra.
Vodafone is partnering with Magic Bus to implement its Sport for Development programme in Pune, Maharashtra. The programme benefits 9500 children.
Vodafone India Services
Magic Bus is partnering with Vodafone India Services to implement its Holistic Development programme for 9500 children in Purandar Taluka, Pune.
The WPP India Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation (WPP India Foundation) is supporting Magic Bus, Hope For Children, and the Genesis Foundation, to help approximately 20,000 children and youth in Mumbai and Delhi achieve their full potential through holistic child development with a focus on education, livelihood, and health. The Hope Foundation focuses on improving the teaching-learning environment in schools through the use of innovative technology, while any child identified as suffering from critical health condition will be referred to the Genesis Foundation for medical support.
Magic Bus works with a number of NGO Partners within each of the states in which we operate our projects, collaborating on areas such as project delivery, recruitment and training. View our NGO partners.