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#magicbus came into existence 17 years ago, today. Thank you for being on journey of moving children out of poverty!
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Remember Tenali Rama? No problem seemed tough enough for him to crack! Much like many of you who support #‎magicbus
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For the past 17 years, #‎magicbus has fought #‎poverty like chacha fought evil-doers! The suave Chacha Chaudhary charmed our #‎children by his wit and intelligence. Do you know someone just like him? Tag away! Some fun, because it is birthday week!
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27.8% of India's population lives in severe multidimensional poverty. - United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Human Development Report, 2015 Does that number scare you as much as it scares us? Don't think twice: http://buff.ly/1nUDLeX
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"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its #‎children." - Nelson Mandela
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How cute are Sumer and Armaan? They are walking for #‎magicbus at Footsteps 4 Good and not only that - they have gone an extra mile with their funding campaign. Do join them in improving lives.
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Last up is Pinky - She has an infectious energy and like all our #‎magicbus children, she loves to play!
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R. K. Laxman's "Common Man" is a powerful yet unassuming agent of change, just like our 8000 #‎magicbus Community Youth Leaders who have volunteered for us in these 17 years. Do you know an agent of change? Tag them!
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27.8% of India's population lives in severe multidimensional #poverty - #UNDP Human Development Report 2015
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#‎magicbus is always on a lookout for people who believe in our cause of lifting children out of poverty, just like all of you who made time to support us at #‎Footsteps4Good. Do share your experience with us & thank you for being there.
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"Hi, I am participating in my first 5 km walk/run to raise money for charity - for the children of #‎magicbus. I would love to have your support!" - Uday Support him here: http://buff.ly/1R4uRHq All this love pouring in from the younger supporters fills our heart with warmth.... #‎Footsteps4Good See More
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Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development suggested that sex determination test should be made compulsory as a measure to check female foeticide. Do you agree?
JAIPUR -- Union minister Maneka Gandhi today suggested said that sex determination test should be made compulsory to track women pregnant with a girl child as a measure to check female foeticide. &
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Have them in circles
274 people
MMC Team's profile photo
Ashish Kumar's profile photo
PPC Management Company's profile photo
Rachael Dsouza's profile photo
Siddharth Dewangan's profile photo
Kimberley Hay's profile photo
Maidan's profile photo
Kevin Kovadia's profile photo
GUDDU KUMAR's profile photo
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Taking a million from childhood to livelihood
Introduction
Magic Bus, founded in 1999, is a non-profit organisation working with 250,000 children and 8000 volunteer mentors every week from marginalised communities in India. We are on course to have one million children in our programme by 2015.

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.

Overview
Our programmes are primarily targeted to 8-17 year olds. We simultaneously train youth in the same communities as volunteer leaders 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.