Magic Bus : The Main Epidemic That Plagues The Demographic Of Children

2117 Words Apr 8th, 2015 9 Pages
Magic Bus has its headquarters in Mumbai, India as well as state offices in Delhi, Taluka Khalapur, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Magic Bus even has international offices in some of the world’s most prominent cities; London, San Francisco, and Munich. Magic Bus has even expanded to the UK, bringing the programs to develop youth around the country. Currently, the organization works in 21 states and 34 districts in India. They specifically target impoverished children and youth who live in communities in dire poverty. Magic Bus will go into these impoverished communities and work with children using sporting activities as the focal point and metaphor to change and influence behavior in education, health, gender equality, and issues that specifically affect them. Magic Bus focuses on 306 of the poorest villages and slums in India. They are known for specifically focusing on impoverished boys and girls (42% of the participants are girls). Poverty is the main epidemic that plagues the demographic of children that Magic Bus targets. Poverty severely limits these kids from any chance of making a better life for themselves. Many of these children have a lack of access to food and shelter, which ultimately means poor nutrition and health. Government statistics have reported that there are over 20 million child laborers, some as young as age 4. These children are often exposed to inhumane conditions and long hours, 7 days a week for 12 hours a day. This takes away their…
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