An Evening with Magic Bus UK

Last month, we were delighted to welcome the members of the Magic Bus UK Giving Circles, and a number of our other supporters, to the Conduit Club in London to share how their support is transforming lives across India.

 Following an introduction from UK Board Member Ruby Parmar, we heard from Magic Bus’ Parvati Pujari. Parvati shared with us her inspiring story of growing up in poverty in Mumbai, seeing her elder sisters married off at a young age and how she faced the same fate herself, her future taken away from her. But with Magic Bus’ support, Parvati was able to avoid becoming trapped in a child marriage, was allowed to continue her education, and leave poverty behind. Today, Parvati plays an important role managing Magic Bus’ international partnerships and serves as a role model and inspiration for girls and young women facing the same challenges and barriers that she has successfully overcome.

We also had the pleasure to hear from Chandrajit Chakraborty of Pearl Diver Capital, the latest organisation to join Magic Bus’ family of corporate partners. Mr. Chakraborty spoke of how important it is for companies like Pearl Diver to give back to the communities they are connected to, and how inspired he and the Pearl Diver team were seeing the difference Magic Bus is making for marginalised children in Kolkata. Thanks to Pearl Diver’s support, over 2,000 children living in poverty in Kolkata will receive life changing support.

We would like to thank everyone who attended this wonderful evening, to our speakers Ruby Parmar, Parvati Pujari and Chandrajit Chakraborty, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at our future events.

Parvati & Magic Bus UK Trustee Sanjay Jawa