Magic Bus India Foundation

Focuses on various aspects of a child's growth and equips children and youth with skills for better livelihoods

  • Started: 2001
  • Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra


The Magic Bus India Foundation helps the next generation to come out of the poverty cycle by helping them to finish their secondary education, which t Read morehereby, delays the age of their marriage. It further helps them to learn new skills. It is trying to address various problems concerning adolescents and young people. For example, there are only about 3 out of 10 adolescents that have a higher secondary qualification, only 4 out of 10 youths have the skills required for employment, and a striking number of 3 girls out of every 10 girls are married before they reach 18 years. With its constant efforts, Magic Bus has been successful in achieving positive results. As compared to the national average of 40% of girls dropping out of school, only 5% of the girls under the Magic Bus programme drop out by Grade 8. Also, approximately 70% of girls don't marry up to the age of 18 whereas, for those under the Magic Bus programme, about 95% do not marry. It has also been successful in achieving a 70% job placement rate. It has also been awarded the Best Livelihood Approach award at ET Now’s World CSR Day Congress & Awards, (2020), ‘Excellent NGO of the Year' Award by the CMAI Association of India (2019), Founder, Matthew Spacie got featured in the ScooNews Magazine as Top Education Influencer in the country (2018) and was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Standard in 2017. Magic Bus was also awarded ET Now Leadership Award for its work in Education & Learning (2018) and was awarded Sports Illustrated, Special Award for Services to Sports in 2017.


Children and youth from poor and underserved communities do not have access to quality education and job opportunities leading them to be poor forever.


Magic Bus imparts education to poor children and motivates them to complete higher secondary through Its educational interventions aimed at preparing them for their future. It also skills and equips poor youth with employable skills, connecting them to the world of opportunities and ensuring a source of income for them.


  • Skill Development
  • Education
  • Livelihoods
  • Employment
  • Child & Youth Development

Sub Sectors

  • Vocational Training
  • Youth
  • Informal Education

Demographies Served

  • Youth
  • Children
  • Adolescents


Magic Bus India Foundation has impacted and reached 400000 children, 35000 young people in 22 States, 81 Districts, 1363 schools through 50 livelihood centres impacting 1961 Communities, creating 5500 community youth leaders in 7 entrepreneurship incubation centres.


  • Childhood to Livelihood Approach

    This is a programme intended for children between twelve to eighteen years of age. Magic Bus prepares these children and young people to be successful in life and come out of poverty.

    It motivates young people and children to act against issues like early marriage and child labour, to go ahead and complete secondary education successfully. Its livelihood programme then equips them and connects them to appropriate opportunities.

    The programme features life skills education, education enhancement, employability skills education, livelihood connect and community connect.

  • Youth Skilling Programme

    Magic Bus through its Youth Skilling Programme ventures to equip poor youth with 21st-century skills of teamwork, communication, problem-solving, managing self and work readiness.

    The programme offers skills through experiential learning, mentoring and activity-based learning. The candidates preferred for training are from eighteen to twenty-five years whose family income does not exceed one lakh twenty thousand Rupees in a year and who have completed their matriculation or higher secondary.

    Training is conducted for a period of three months at the Magic Bus livelihood centre and results in job placements, enabling the youth to bring their families out of poverty.

  • Adolescent Education Programme

    Focuses on teaching life skills to students enabling them to complete their secondary education. It empowers them to break away from malpractices like child marriage and labour.

    The programme delivers education in an improved way through activity-based life-skills sessions, academic support, imparting knowledge in the space of financial literacy, career, digital citizenship and sexual and reproductive health and also involves the key players in the education ecosystem to ensure support for the child’s future.

Impact Metrics

  • Impacted youth for skilling and livelihood programmes

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 10000
    • 2019-20 23177
    • 2020-21 400000
  • Supported adolescents for lifeskills and growing up issues

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2018-19 381000
    • 2019-20 410973
    • 2020-21 90000

Leadership Team

Registration Details

  • PAN Card


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  • VO ID / Darpan ID


  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA



Project Location


3rd Floor, Reliable Plaza, Thane Belapur Road, Airoli

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)

  • Employees



Financial Details

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  • 2017-18

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