Operational in 22 states across India, the Magic Bus program today supports the advancement of 400,000 children youth, 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:

  • Magic Bus is the first Indian entity – and the only non-profit– to have been awarded the prestigious Laureus Sport for Good Award in 2014 and the President of India’s Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award 2014.
  • Other recent awards won include: The Spirit of Humanity Awards, the World Bank Development Marketplace Award, Humanitarian of the Year Award and Rising Star Award by the Resource Alliance.
  • Key spokespersons from Magic Bus have addressed the International Olympic Council, the Indian Parliament, and the United Nations.
  • Founder Matthew Spacie has been awarded an Ashoka Fellowship, TED fellowship and the National University of Singapore Fellowship.
  • 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.