Magic Bus uses football to help the children of Mumbai receive regular schooling. The programme run by this forward-thinking association features a sports-related component, though only youngsters who take their studies seriously can gain access to it.

Through the initiative, young people who are experiencing problems and skipping school to spend their time in the streets learn to appreciate the chance the study and play football.

Magic Bus harnesses the power of the game to remind young boys and girls that life can have many pleasant surprises in store for them, with sport creating a powerful bond between the programme’s participants, restoring their confidence and giving them hope.

Watch our video of the week to find out how the project works and how the children taking part in it are empowered to change their lives.