Actor Abhishek Bachchan has long been associated with Magic Bus, India’s largest NGO that works towards creating a better future for over a million children living in poverty.
The actor was recently in Singapore and Hyderabad to raise funds for the schooling of 30,000 underprivileged children , in collaboration with Magic Bus.
In the past, too, Abhishek has raised funds towards the cause by organizing the “Playing for Humanity” celebrity football matches, and also has also contributed a percentage of the proceeds from the ticket sales of his kabbadi team’s matches.
Abhishek attended the fund-raising charity dinners, proceeds of which went towards the education of underprivileged children from Maharashtra, Telengana and Andhra Pradesh.
When contacted, Abhishek said, “The incredible work that this organisation is doing to support around 4,00,000 children amazes me. I’m happy that my contribution at the Singapore and Hyderabad benefit dinners will go towards building the future of 30,000 children.”
“Abhishek has been one of Magic Bus’ key supporters and helps us in raising visibility around the cause of children’s education and youth rights to livelihoods. We are immensely grateful for his constant encouragement and advocacy of the cause, enabling our work in 2500 of India’s poorest slums and villages.”
— Matthew Spacie, Founder, Magic Bus