The goal of the Magic Bus’ Education program is to enable the first generation adolescent learners from underprivileged households to complete their formal education with a high level of life skills. This will ensure that these young people have a high probability of completing graduation or vocational skilling and there on moving into sustainable employment, thus moving themselves and their family out of poverty.

Magic Bus provides

  • An activity-based curriculum to impact individual behaviour around education, gender equity, and life skills.
  • A learning enhancement programme module for adolescents from the fifth grade to the eighth.
  • A work readiness module for adolescents in grades ninth and tenth.
  • Community Connect – involving and mobilizing parents in School Management Committees (SMCs)

The five life-skills component in our activity-based curriculum

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Program Outcomes:

1. Adolescents complete secondary school

  • Improved Life skills

a. Improved perceived self-efficacy.
b. Improved resilience.
c. Improved aspirations (education, livelihood)

  • Improved parental support for adolescent aspirations (particularly for education and livelihood)

2. Adolescents progress to higher grades

  • Improved school enrolment,
  • Improved retention and grade progression (preventing drop-outs between grades)
  • Improved regularity in school (attendance)

3. Adolescents demonstrate improved language and numerical skills

4. Adolescents have improved awareness of career options and pathways

  • Improved employability skills i.e. communication, problem-solving, teamwork

5. School Management Committees (SMC) are activated, convene regular meetings and take actions to enable improved education

  • Parents are aware of SMCs
  • Parents attend SMC meetings
  • Parents raise matters pertaining to children’s education at SMC meetings

Read about our Youth Livelihoods Program

To know more about our programs please write to Meenakshi at meenakshi@magicbususa.org