Episode 1

How can loving a sport lead someone to found an NGO? How can we empower young people to make their own life decisions, rather than giving them solutions? What is the secret to scaling such social initiatives across the world and what changes can one hope to see from the Indian social sector funding landscape?

In the first episode of season 2, Deval Sanghavi speaks to Matthew Spacie, the founder of Magic Bus, an NGO that works with children and young people in India taking them on a journey from childhood to livelihood and out of poverty. There are currently hundreds of thousands of children on this journey of moving out of poverty in 22 states and 80 districts of India. Magic Bus works across south Asia in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

Matthew Spacie (@MatthewSpacie) is the founder of Magic Bus (@magicbusindia), an NGO dedicated to using sport and life-skilling to change the lives of the underserved youth of our communities. To know more about Magic Bus, check out their website, www.magicbus.org

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This interview was recorded in 2022.
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