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n a move to shape a brighter                  encompassing 20 districts and
                                                                                   future for the adolescents of                 53 blocks. As it progresses, the
                                                                                   Madhya Pradesh, the State’s                   programme will cover all schools
                                                                                   Department of Tribal Affairs,                 within the 89 tribal blocks by
          Madhya                                                               across 89 tribal development                      supported by Echidna Giving.
                                                                              I which oversees education
                                                                                                                                 the second year. This initiative is
                                                                               blocks, has partnered with Magic
                                                                               Bus India Foundation, a leading
                                                                                                                                 Remarkably, the Department of
          Pradesh                                                              non-profit organisation in the                    Tribal Affairs, Madhya Pradesh,
                                                                               education and skilling space.
                                                                                                                                 has displayed unwavering
                                                                               Together, they aim to empower
                                                                                                                                 dedication to delivering education
                                                                               a cadre of master trainers and
                                                                               government school teachers,                       that emphasises diverse skill sets,
                                                                                                                                 encourages learning, and fosters
                                                                               equipping them to deliver Life                    all-around growth in adolescents.
                                                                               Skills Education while nurturing                  This visionary approach is in
          partners                                                             adolescents across 20 districts and               Education Policy (NEP) 2020. In
          Tribal Affairs  the well-rounded development of
                                                                                                                                 perfect harmony with the National
                                                                                                                                 a state where government-run
                                                                               89 blocks in the state.
                                                                                                                                 schools educate a substantial
          with Magic                                                           The Memorandum of                                 number of young minds, this
                                                                               Understanding (MoU) was
                                                                                                                                 partnership emerges as a
                                                                                                                                 monumental milestone.
                                                                               recently signed in the presence of
                                                                               esteemed dignitaries that included
          Bus for                                                              Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil, IAS, Principal            Dr. Pallavi Jain Govil, IAS, Principal   life skills education in line with   designed to empower adolescents
                                                                                                                                 Secretary, Department of Tribal
                                                                               Secretary, Dept of Tribal Affairs,
                                                                                                                                 Affairs, Government of Madhya
                                                                               Govt of Madhya Pradesh, Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (12-18yrs) with life skills and
                                                                                                                                                                    National Education Policy (NEP)
                                                                                                                                 Pradesh, said, “We are committed
                                                                               Satendra Singh, IAS, Additional
          ‘Saksham’                                                            Commissioner, Dept of Tribal                      to translating the vision of the   world with huge technological     them to complete secondary
                                                                                                                                                                                                      education enhancement to enable
                                                                                                                                                                    2020 priorities. In a fast-changing
                                                                                                                                 National Education Policy (NEP)
                                                                               Affairs, Govt of Madhya Pradesh,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      education. Magic Bus has
                                                                                                                                                                    developments, adolescents need
                                                                               and Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO,
                                                                                                                                 2020 into tangible action. We
                                                                                                                                                                                                      established a network of 302
                                                                                                                                                                    to think critically, problem-solve,
          life skills in                                                       Magic Bus India Foundation.                       firmly believe that arming our     use creativity, adapt to changing   Community Learning Centres
                                                                                                                                 adolescents with the right skills
                                                                                                                                                                    situations, collaborate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (CLCs), reaching 2,770 schools
                                                                               Magic Bus is poised to provide
                                                                                                                                 is the catalyst for unlocking their
                                                                                                                                                                    communicate effectively. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                      with 51% girl participation. The
                                                                                                                                 boundless potential and shaping
                                                                               training to master trainers who
                                                                                                                                                                    initiative is aimed at equipping
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Livelihood Programme equips
          schools                                                              will then train 18,000 government                 a radiant future. Our partnership   adolescents for the 21st century   youths (18-25yrs) with skills that
                                                                                                                                 with Magic Bus India Foundation
                                                                               teachers to impart life skills to
                                                                                                                                                                    and it is our proud privilege
                                                                                                                                                                                                      enhance their employability and
                                                                                                                                 marks a crucial stride towards
                                                                               around one million adolescents
                                                                                                                                                                                                      enable them to adapt to the ever-
                                                                                                                                                                    to contribute to the ambitious
                                                                               across 9,000 government schools
                                                                                                                                 life skills and empowering them to
                                                                               that include - CM Rise Schools,                   equipping our adolescents with     education goals of the government   evolving job market.
                                                                                                                                                                    and the objectives of NEP.”
                                                                               Middle Schools, Special Residential               become self-reliant.”              Magic Bus works with young        With 95 Livelihood Centres,
                                                                               Schools including Eklavya Model                   Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO,        people in the age group of 12 to   825 college tie-ups and 8
          Over one million adolescents in Madhya                               Residential Schools (EMRS), Kanya                 Magic Bus India Foundation,        25 years by equipping adolescents   Entrepreneurship Incubation
          Pradesh government schools to receive Life                           Shiksha Parisar (KSP), Model                      said, “In partnership with the     and youth from underserved        Centres, the programme has
                                                                               Residential Schools (MRS) Hostels
                                                                                                                                 Department of Tribal Affairs,
                                                                                                                                                                    communities with life skills and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      enrolled 56% young women. Over
          Skills Education                                                     and Ashram, specifically targeting                Government of Madhya Pradesh,      employability skills that enable   the past two decades, Magic Bus
                                                                               adolescents from grades 6 to 10.                  we are committed to co-creating    them to thrive in the transition   has empowered over 10 Lakh
                                                                                                                                 a contextualised curriculum and    from childhood to livelihood.     adolescents and placed more than
                                                                               This partnership is set to span                   building capacities within the                                       2 Lakh youths in sustainable jobs
                                                                               four years, with the initial phase                system to train teachers to deliver   The Childhood Programme is     across India.
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