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Nitin, a Magic Bus Community Youth Leader reinforces that where there is a will, there is a way. #‎inspiration #‎education #‎magicbus
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#‎magicbus works with children and young people living in poverty, taking them from a #‎childhood full of challenges towards a life with a meaningful #‎livelihood options.
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Our girls are building Cross-cultural awareness and exploring how the approach of activity based learning is adapted globally. #‎magicbus Magic Bus USA
NEW YORK, NY – July 18th, 2016 – Sport for development programs across the globe are leveraging sport as a flexible tool to promote the empowerment of girls. In New York City, Power Play NYC prepares at-risk girls for college and employment through a combination of sport and academic enrichment.
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Education empowered Barkhat to take charge of his future. Today, he works with 3,500 children in two government schools to help them do the same. #‎magicbus
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What would you caption this picture? Comment below! #‎magicbus
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Did you know India has the world's largest #‎youth population? equipping these young minds with skills enables them to access jobs.

That is what we do at #‎magicbus Livelihood centres where youth living in poverty are trained so that they can have a sustained future and follow their calling. #‎WYSD2016 #‎WorldYouthSkillsDay
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Our #‎instagram family is growing. We share candid moments with our children and youth along with #‎magicbus updates. Show some love and support, follow us!
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If you get, give. If you learn, teach. - Maya Angelou #‎magibus #‎MondayMotivation
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We are excited to have Nestlé employees join us for the #‎HealthyKids session today at Mary Immaculate School in Kilpauk, Chennai! #‎employeevolunteer #‎magicbus
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Children who attend #‎magicbus sessions learn about their #‎RighttoEducation and the role it plays in shaping their future.

As against the National Average of 90.8%, #‎school enrollment rates among Magic Bus children is 99%!
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Learning some teamwork at the #‎magicbus session!
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Julie Foudy Sports Academy (JFSA) and #‎magicbus came together at the Magic Bus Centre to bond with our children over activity based learning sessions and be a part of our work in the communities of Mumbai. More on Mid Day's saturday dossier feature: http://buff.ly/29RJHkD…/mumbai-diary-saturday-dos…/17370184
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Have them in circles
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nayi hina's profile photo
harshita arvind's profile photo
Samir Baitha's profile photo
Gukia Makia's profile photo
Tejesh Sharma'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.