Magic Bus India Foundation
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Sports for Development
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 20 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 22 States
Issues Addressed:
Moving children and youth out of poverty by nurturing them from a childhood full of challenges to an adult life with meaningful livelihood
Supported by:
State Governments; Nestle; WPP India CSR Foundation; HDFC Bank; Millenium Alliance; Hero; Ford Foundation; Asian Paints
Key Trustees:
Mr. Matthew Spacie; Mr. Deval Sanghavi; Ms. Samantha Nayar; Mr. Rajeev Dubey; Ms. Shaneen Parikh; Mr. Sandeep Murthy; Mr. Arpan Sheth; Mr. Jaideep Khanna
Recognition: Founder awarded Business Standard's Social Entrepreneur of the Year - 2018 ET Now Leadership Award in the field of Education & Learning - 2018
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs500/month for helping 1 child to stay in school.
  • Rs1,500/month for helping 1 child complete school till Std12.
  • Rs6,000 for training and job placement of 1 youth.
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Journey from Childhood to Livelihood
  • Crisis: Poverty pushes children out of school and into exploitative child labor 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: 1) 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. 2) Livelihood Program: It is youth-centered and builds their employability skills and maps job potential based on individual strengths and mobility.
  • Outcome: 1) Less than 5% of all adolescent girls in the 11-14 years age group enrolled in the program drop out of school v/s dropout rate of 40% nationally by Std VIII (age 14 years). 2) 99% school enrolment rate among Magic Bus' children v/s national avg 90.8%. 3) Over 4,800 youth have been placed in salaried work, with an average monthly salary of Rs8,900. 4) Program touches 0.25 million lives every week.
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Source : Audit Report 2017