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India accounts for the largest number of children living below the poverty line. And this causes ripple effects.
40% children drop out by class 8.
30% girls are forced into marriage even before they turn 18.
5% of the country’s workforce has undergone formal training.
So what’s the solution?
We teach children life skills in the way they understand through our award-winning activity based curriculum. These sessions encourage children to complete secondary education.
The life skill education helps them overcome every hurdle that comes in the way.
Childhood to Livelihood
For 20 years Magic Bus has been working with more than 1 million children and 30,000 young people living in the poorest communities
of India. Through the Childhood To Livelihood approach , we show them a way to break-free from the vicious cycle of poverty.
You Ask How?
Magic Bus works with children by teaching them life skills that enable a successful transition from childhood full of challenges to
meaningful livelihood. Life Skill Education consists of teamwork, problem-solving, learning to learn, managing self and communication
which enables an individual to become resilient. Given below are the key components of the programme:
- Education Enhancement that improves their basic literacy, numeracy and their overall grades in school.
- Community Connect engages with parents, the whole community and ensures support to their children’s aspiration. This transforms
not just a child but an entire community. Thus helping children to complete formal education without any disruption.
- Employability Skills Education includes spoken English, f inancial literacy, digital literacy and career counselling. This empowers an
individual to find out their own strengths and weaknesses.
- Livelihood Connect involves sector specific training in Retail , IT , BFSI , E-Commerce . We connect trained individuals to demand of
employers. Thus not only helping young people with placements but also assisting them with post-placements support.
Magic Bus Education
Magic Bus Education programme attempts to enable first generation adolescent learners from marginalised families, to complete their formal education, with high levels of self-reliance and self-efficacy. This will ensure that these young people will go on to complete higher studies or opt for vocational skilling, preparing them for employment in the organised sector.
There are four key components of the Magic Bus Education programme:
- Activity-based life skills sessions where adolescents learn the crucial skills of communication, problem solving, learning to learn and managing self.
- Academic support module to improve their interest and confidence of learning through safe, joyful and inclusive learning spaces.
- Work Readiness curriculum where adolescents learn skill sets like financial literacy, career awareness, digital citizenship, and knowledge on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
- Community Connect engages with the child’s ecosystem – parents, school teachers, local authorities to ensure support for each child’s aspirations.
Further breaking down our goal to keep every child in school till Class 12, here are our complete set of outcomes:
- School participation
Improved school regularity
Improved educational aspiration (post 12th standard)
Reduced drop out from school
- Positive gender attitude and perceptions
Improved positive gender attitude
Improved demonstration of roles and behaviours that challenge gender stereotype
Parents supporting children’s academic aspirations
- Understanding of career choices
Awareness of different career options
Improved awareness on financial literacy
Awareness about different saving mechanism
Adolescents having bank account
- Capacities to deal with transition and change
Improved perceived self-efficacy
Improved self-management and decision making skills
Improved classroom participation
Improved confidence in academics
Childen having study corner at home
Increased time spent on studying at home
- Activated school management committees
Regularisation of School Management Committee (SMC ) meetings
Actions taken related to Right to Education (RTE) adherence and education quality in a year
Completion of school
Delayed age of Marriage
Get dignified Job
1 million children and 30,000 young people impacted since 1999.
Placed 70% young people in jobs in organised sector , career-based training or self-employed
with an average salary of INR 10,287 GBP 114.5
In summary, this is why you can consider
supporting the Magic Bus programme:
Community participation and ownership
Low cost, technology enabled, tested curriculum across geographies
Internal controls, third party programmatic and financial audits, outcome reporting
Co-Branding opportunities, Media Presence
Employee Volunteering, Joint Desk and Field Reviews