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
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 email@example.com