Magic Bus completed 19 years in 2018. The Magic Bus data in the section below is from our program that have run for three years with adolescents up to the age of 14.
Magic Bus is one of the largest poverty alleviation program in India, working with more than 375,000 children and 7000 trained volunteer mentors in 22 states and 77 districts of India.
*Outreach data is as of 31st March 2018
There was a 37% points increase in those attending school regularly, with 99% reporting attending school five days a week at endline, as compared to 63% at baseline.
According to the Annual Status of Education Report 2016, in India, 73% of children in grades VI-VIII attend school on any one day in the year.
79% of young people trained in the Magic Bus Livelihoods Program are placed in salaried work with an average income of $119
*Magic Bus Impact data is as of 31st March 2018