The Baale Mane
Baale Mane is long term home for girl children based in Gopalapura, outer Bangalore.
Work and Achievements
Baale Mane is the only home in Bangalore dedicated to the care of girls from backgrounds of domestic violence and child labour. Currently there are 42 girls living at Baale Mane from various backgrounds. Where possible the girls are repatriated with their families but in instances where this is not possible or desirable the girls are provided long-term support in an environment that resembles a home rather than a hostel. Once the girls are old enough to leave the home, Baale Mane offers support for further studies, placements or vocational training according to their individual capabilities and interests.
Care at Baale is focused on the four principles of the 1989 UN Convention on the rights of the child; survival, protection, development and participation. Special emphasis is given to education and informal learning such as art, drama and dance. All of the girls attend schools in the local area. The older girls are also engaged in a program of life skills and mentoring run by the organization Dream a Dream.
Our overall aim is to ensure that each of the girls are able to lead a fulfilling and happy childhood and to nurture and resource them so that they may lead a self-sustaining adult life.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Funds will be used to building expansions, we wish to enhance the physical infrastructure like spacious sleeping for girls and staff, improved cooking and eating facilities and a new library.