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The first initiative of the Dulwich International Schools Foundation

Today we announced a USD$400,000 donation from Dulwich International Schools Foundation (DISF) to Magic Bus Myanmar, an international NGO that will help up to 2,500 underprivileged children in Thanlyin and Hlaing Thayar Townships in Yangon to break the cycle of poverty.

DISF is a newly created charitable initiative of Dulwich College International (DCI), the academic advisor to Pun Hlaing International School (PHIS) and British College Dulwich College Yangon (BCY). This donation will provide support to Magic Bus Myanmar for two years and will allow the organisation to establish its Education to Livelihoods programme in Myanmar. Magic Bus uses activity based learning delivered by local youth who act as mentors for these young children and aims to embed education, life skills, gender and other social messages for children in Myanmar. This innovative approach equips children with the skills and opportunities to help them realise their potential and be ready for the world of work. Magic Bus Myanmar aims to replicate the success it has achieved in India where more than 400,000 disadvantaged children from some of India’s poorest rural villages and urban slum settlements have already been supported and mentored.

“It is a great honour that through the Dulwich International Schools Foundation we can support the launch of such a respected international NGO as Magic Bus Myanmar. This partnership underscores our commitment to giving back to local communities in the areas in which our schools operate,” said Mr. Daryl Orchard, DCI’s Headmaster in Myanmar. “Magic Bus, is an NGO whose ethos closely matches that of the Dulwich International Schools Foundation, and has an excellent track record of helping children out of poverty with its community based approach.”