Issue: Poverty pushes children out of school and into exploitative child labour and marriage. Magic Bus' programs equip these children with essential life skills, education and livelihood options which save them from a future of abject poverty. Local youth volunteers are trained to be mentors and role models to these children.
Programs: Life Skill Development Program: Activity-Based Curriculum which uses sports to teach children important life skills around problem solving, communication, learning to learn, team building and self-management. Adolescents in the program complete school and go on to enroll in vocational institutes or colleges. Livelihood Program: It is youth-centered and builds their employability skills and maps job potential based on individual strengths and mobility.
Impact: i) All adolescent girls (age range 11-16 years) enrolled in the program go to school v/s 40% dropout rate nationally by Std VIII (age 14 years). ii) 99% school enrolment rate among Magic Bus' children v/s national avg 90.8%. iii) As on Mar'17, 1,000 youth have been placed, with an average monthly salary of Rs8,800. v) Program touches 2.5 lakh lives every week.
Income Rs54 cr
Expense Rs60 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016
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