Operational in 22 states across India, the Magic Bus program today supports the advancement of 375,594 children, helping them to learn, grow, and work their way out of generations of poverty. We are considered a thought leader in the sector and our work has been recognized globally. Here are just a few examples:

2018 – Founder, Matthew Spacie, was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Standard.
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2018 – ET Now Leadership Award for our work on Education & Learning

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2018 – Founder, Matthew Spacie got featured in the ScooNews Magazine as one of the top Education Influencer in the country!
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2017 – Sports Illustrated, Special Award for Services to Sports

2017 – Millennium Alliance Award, Round IV, for innovative practices in the Livelihoods space

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2016 – Charity of the Year award at the Asian Voice Charity Awards, UK,  and the UEFA Foundation for Children Award

2015 – Beyond Sport Leadership Award

2014 – First Indian entity – and the only non-profit – to win Laureus Sport for Good Award


2014 – Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar for Promotion and development of Sports

2013 – The Spirit of Humanity Award

2013 – Rising Star Award by Resource Alliance

2013 – Magic Bus presents at the International Olympics Council Meet at Peru on the use for Sport for Development

2012 – Founding member Alka Shesha has been awarded the L’Oriel-Femina Woman of the Year award for her contribution to children’s education in the year 2012.

2012 – Magic Bus presents at the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace Meeting in Geneva

2009 – Founder, Matthew Spacie received TED fellowship

2009 – Technical Advisor to Unicef on a Program that brings together the UK Government and the Indian Government to take S4D to communities across India

2007 – Founder, Matthew Spacie, was awarded an MBE (Member of the Britsh Empire) for services to children in the Commonwealth

2005 – Ashoka Citizens Based Initiatives Award

2005 – Magic Bus presents at the United Nations in New York

2004 – The World Bank’s Development Marketplace Award

2004 – Humanitarian of the Year Award

2002 – Founder, Matthew Spacie received the Ashoka Fellowship