The Baale Mane (‘Girl’s Home’ in Kannada, the local language in Bangalore) is a home situated on the outskirts of the city of Bangalore, India, for up to 50 girls between the ages of 7 and 18. We welcome and support girls of all faiths and we do not discriminate on the grounds of caste or creed.
Where possible, the aim of our home is to reunite the girls with their family but where this is neither possible nor desirable, the girls are given long term care and protection at the Baale. Our ambition is to nurture and resource the girls for an independent and self-sustaining adult life.
Education is at the heart of our approach. All of our girls attend local government or state aided schools as well as receiving extra tuition at the Baale. Girls in 7th standard and above attend English medium school if they come to the Baale early enough and are judged to have the ability to thrive in this environment.
We place great emphasis on the all-round development of our girls and have a strong focus on the arts as a means of self-expression. Dance, drama and other forms of creative expression are also an important part of life at Baale.