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Our thoughts are with people who have been affected by the ‪#‎NepalQuake‬. Let us help each other in overcoming this exigency.
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Find out how one of our youth helped ‪#‎conserve‬ a little piece of clean, green earth:

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‪#‎EarthDay‬
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Here is what The Economic Times had to say about the Magic Bus and Wimbledon Foundation partnership:
The All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) will also play a part in the implementation of the programme, which will initially be a one-year pilot project.
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What could be a better day to kickstart the Magic Bus Wimbledon Foundation project than the ‪#‎WorldHealthDay‬!

Thank you, Dan and Vishal for the wonderful tennis clinic!
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Grab a Groupon offer and help an underprivileged ‪#‎child‬ break out of ‪#‎poverty‬. Avail one NOW!
What You GetOffer 1: Donate Rs.199 and Support a Child's Learning Offer 2: Donate Rs.299 and Support a Child's Learning Offer 3: Donate Rs.499 and Support a Child's Learning Offer 4: Donate Rs.1500 and Sponsor an Underprivileged Child ValidityValid until: 27.03.2015How to Redeem:Upon purchase of the Groupon, Magic Bus will receive the donation on your behalfIn case you require a receipt for the donation, kindly fill the form hereSee the rules tha...
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#Watch how a clean, green space can transform a community.

#EarthDay 
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On the 124th birthday of independent ‪#‎India‬’s first law minister and the father of our ‪#‎Constitution‬, let us carry forward his inspiring and fearless work against all forms of discrimination.

‪#‎AmbedkarJayanti‬ ‪#‎JayBhim‬
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On ‪#‎WorldHealthDay‬, we organised a ‪#‎health‬ awareness rally in Mysore, Karnataka which was attended by 130 Community Youth Leaders and inaugurated by Dr. H.T. Puttaswamy, District Health and Family Welfare Officer.
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Participate in a one-of-a-kind twitter marathon with Magic Bus today from 12 noon to 2 pm on the occasion of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Log on to twitter.com and follow the activity from @MagicBusIndia.

‪#‎tweetathon‬ ‪#‎IDSDP‬
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Remember Shivam, our bright and courageous Community Youth Leader? Read on to find out about his future plans:

http://pilelo-ho.blogspot.in/2015/03/remember-shivam-our-bright-and.html
“I joined Magic Bus two-weeks ago”, says 18-year-old Arti. “My brother Shivam encouraged me to join Magic Bus. Has been with Magic Bus as Community Youth Leader for over a year now”, replies Arti when asked why she joined Mag...
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You would be surprised to see how a packet of sweets or a story book can make a child smile. Choose a parcel of happiness for a child in need here:

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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.