Shaping the Future of Skilling, the programme will roll out across major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad
The initiative is supported by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
New Delhi (India), September 27: Magic Bus India Foundation, a leading non-profit organisation in the education and skilling space, has unveiled the second phase of ‘Future X,’ an innovative and strategic livelihood programme. This programme equips young people with 21st-century skills for life and work, harnessing the potential of technology to reach young people on a larger scale through its enhanced learning pathways. The programme has been supported by Michael & Susan Dell Foundation since 2020.
This phase of the programme will be implemented across seven key centers spread across five cities, including Sunkadakatte in Bengaluru, Sanatorium Tambaram, and Adyar in Chennai, Secunderabad and Panjagutta in Hyderabad, Govandi in Mumbai, and Peeragarhi in Delhi.
Magic Bus identifies these communities and sets up physical centers post assessing the employment opportunities in the area and mapping the aspirations of young people. Many of these individuals are the first in their families to seek formal sector employment, often lacking the necessary life and employability skills and support needed to transition into the world of work.
Future X is poised to revolutionise the way the skilling ecosystem operates in India. It aims to become a scalable model while enhancing organisational efficiency and quality implementation. The programme will create a state-of-the-art technology platform to unlock and map end-to-end lifecycle of young individuals, touching upon each stage of the value chain (mobilization, learning pathways, training, placement, post-placement, and alumni connections in the form of continuous learning). This will enable Magic Bus to reach 4,000 young people in the current year of implementation (2023-2024), and a cumulative 70,000 young people by the end of 2027 across 23 centers. The programme will indirectly benefit 80,000 to 100,000 college-going youths each year.
Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation, said, “We believe that Future X represents a significant step forward in our commitment to empowering the youth. Our approach involves employing scalable strategies that allows us to reach millions of young people in the years to come. At the core of the programme is the technology platform that comprehensively maps the entire journey of young individuals, addressing each stage of the programme. We have also integrated cost-effective AI-enabled tools to support them in their learning journey. Our vision is to lead young individuals towards a brighter future where they can positively impact their communities, and our partnership with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is instrumental in achieving this objective.”