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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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