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We all want #success in life. How do we achieve that? A story about a young man from a deprived resettlement community in #India, who has made a remarkable difference in his life and become a role model among his peers. http://bit.ly/pardeepstory
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Vote for Magic Bus in the J.P. Morgan Community Give-It-Away campaign & help us to reverse the effects of extreme #poverty on children in Bawana, #Delhi . http://bit.ly/votemagicbus

Please share this post too, and help us spread the word.

(Find out more http://bit.ly/votegiveaway)
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Wishing all those celebrating, a very Happy #Baisakhi, #Vishu, #RongaliBihu, #PohelaBoishakh, #VishuvaSankranti, #Mesadi and Tamil #Puthandu.
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Here's some memorable photos of children from our #Mumbai programme who had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to walk the players of Abhishek Bachchan All Stars Football Club and Raj Kundra Satyug Gold Stars team to the football ground. The two teams played a friendly match to raise funds for #MagicBus. Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Dino Morea, Harman Baweja, Karan Wahi and many other stars took part.

The match was an initiative by  Bunty Walia's GS Worldwide Entertainment. Thanks again to all who made this happen.
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Glimpse of the photos displayed yesterday at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association DLTA to mark the 1st UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. These photos were captured by Magic Bus team members who are amateur photographers and beneficiaries of the photography equipment & training sponsored by the Football for Hope Siyakhona Project. http://bit.ly/football4hope
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If you love live #music and Farhan Akhtar LIVE, there's no better chance than this. Join us in #Houston, Texas at the Arena Theatre on Sunday, April 27th to experience #Bollywood Star Farhan Akhtar performing hits from his films, like:
Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On, Don, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Luck By Chance, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, and more!

For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/farhan-magicbus
Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/farhan-houston
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More than 500 people of different ages and backgrounds visited our photo exhibition on 6th April, to mark the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, at Rangoli Metro Art Centre Gallery in #Bangalore. The exhibition included photographs of on-the-ground delivery of our #SportforDevelopment programme captured by the field team across three states – #AndhraPradesh, #Maharashtra, and #Karnataka. The themes covered included #education, #health, #gender equality and #leadership, which make up the core of Magic Bus' sports and activity-based programme.

Photographs on display were captured using equipment donated to Magic Bus through the Sony Football for Hope Siyakhona Project. This project has been a wonderful opportunity for the Magic Bus field team to document the everyday lives of Magic Bus children, #youth, and communities.
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Haven't registered for the TCS World 10K Bangalore yet? Hurry up as the slots are getting filled. Register now! http://bit.ly/10krun4good

For more information call Mallika on (+91) 9972251075 or email mallika@magicbusindia.org

#runformagicbus #runforacause #10K
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Watch the interviews of Sonu and Simran, Magic Bus beneficiaries talking about their struggle to fight for their right to education and delay their early marriage. http://bit.ly/ICCCricket360
ICC Cricket 360° ‪#‎cricket‬ ‪#‎righttoeducation‬
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Watch Magic Bus Founder & Executive Chairman, Matthew Spacie's acceptance speech after being presented with the Laureus Sport for Good Award. He was accompanied by Parvati Pujari, a young lady who graduated on the Magic Bus ‪#‎SportforDevelopment‬ Programme, and now works for us as a National Assistant Trainer. http://bit.ly/laureusaward
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Sport for development, children, poverty, livelihood, education, health, gender equality, employability, school, placements, play, mentoring, rights, skills, right to play
Introduction
Magic Bus, founded in 1999, is a non-profit organization working with 200,000 children every week from marginalised communities in India. We are on course to have one million children in our sport for development programme by 2015.

Mission
Vision: Magic Bus will give millions of children living in poverty the opportunity to control the way they view the world, the freedom to choose the role they will play in it, and the power to define their own destiny.

Mission: Magic Bus is committed to developing local community mentors who take children living in poverty on the journey from childhood to livelihood. Over a ten year period, our mentors work with children and parents through a weekly curriculum of sporting activities, which are used as metaphors to change behaviour in the areas of education, health, gender and livelihood. We always access existing community partnerships to ensure that young people move from poverty, and develop into young adults with greater control and choice.

All Magic Bus graduates are offered the opportunity to enrol in livelihood programmes, creating at scale, a movement of competent, confident young people ready to make a significant difference to their lives.

Company Overview
Our programmes are primarily targeted to 8-17 year olds. We simultaneously train youth (17+ years) in the same communities as volunteer coaches who then become role models and mentors to the younger children. We also interact regularly with the community, conducting rallies, group discussions, parent meetings and cleanliness drives. All this is done in partnership with fellow NGOs, the government, community leaders and businesses to ensure sustainability. Magic Bus also builds the employability skills of young people, supports them in mapping out a career path, and then links them with employment or further education opportunities. Our programmes facilitate behavioural change and enable positive action to tackle poverty at a grassroots level.

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We provide local community role models to children, who we call mentors. These mentors ensure equal access to education, health services and social and emotional skills. Our mentoring programme starts at 8 years old, on a journey through childhood and can last until we deliver confident young people directly into the workplace, higher education or training opportunities.
All our mentors are young adults, who we train from the community who work through a researched, activity-based curriculum we have designed, to bring about behaviour change. Along with parents we use the medium of sport and our programmes work with children and communities towards gender equality, better education and health. Once the children reach an appropriate age we enroll all our youth on either our employability or leadership programme positioned to graduate young confident and competent youth at scale into further education or employment. The scale and the impact of this program is unique in the Indian context.