Magic Bus mentors more than 220,000 children like Sangeeta, Prajakta, Nagma, Sheetal, and Savita from childhood to livelihoods. Local community mentors are trained and taught to deliver a 10 year rigorous curriculum that focuses on education, health and gender equity. Girls get an opportunity to play and build confidence through activities like football. The program enables young people to control the way they view the world, the freedom to choose the role they will play in it, and the power to define their own destiny and move out of poverty.
These 5 girls -- all of whom are members of the Magic Bus Women's Football Team in Mumbai -- received scholarships to come to the US for the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Inc. On this afternoon in New York City, the girls scrimmaged with the Gotham Girls Football Club.