Invitation from the Chair of Magic Bus
Every year, the Magic Bus Houston Gala celebrates your generosity and the impact your support has on the lives of children and youth across India.
Last year, we significantly deepened our impact with each child and made a commitment to work on attainment in the classroom in addition to our existing community projects.
Every child on our program will be with us for seven years and we will provide them with all the right interventions that are needed to move them out of poverty. So a child in poverty will join our program at 12 and will leave at 18 with a job in the formal sector.
We understand that we can't do this alone. We are therefore partnering with schools, other non-profits, communities and local authorities like never before and encouraging a collective approach to impact.
I am continually inspired by the young participants on the program. I meet young girls who are now not just financially independent but are also supporting their families and driving changes in generational attitudes with their tenacity and confidence. I meet boys who have evolved into role models and are looked upon by the community as guardians of hope. I meet mothers who are filled with pride as they talk about the success of their children.
In a week's work at Magic Bus, there are about 12,000 people involved in delivering our programs. We are lucky we see and touch this change every day and we are all too aware that this doesn't happen without the trust and confidence you provide us to do this work. Thank you so much.
It is your belief that has taken Magic Bus from a program in Mumbai to 22 states in India as we march to reaching a million children.
So once again, thank you, and see you in February!
Matthew Spacie, Founder and Executive Chairman, Magic Bus