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.
Income Rs83 cr
Expense Rs82 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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