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Magic Bus develops local community mentors who take children and youth living in poverty on the journey from childhood to livelihood through the use of sport. During this long term engagement, our mentors work with children and parents through a weekly curriculum that includes the use of sporting activities as metaphors to change behaviour in the areas of education, health, gender and livelihood.
This is our focus due to the following contexts in India. A third of the world's poor live in India. 90% of Indian children do not finish their education. In 15 years time there will be 423 millions Indians of working age unemployed and the majority will be uneducated, less healthy, ill trained and highly marginalised. Education deficiency leads to an increase in crime and a decrease in economic independence.