Visit to Baale Mane
Baale Mane (literally, "Girls Home") at Gopalapura is a home for around 65 orphan girls between the age of eight and fifteen. It is situated on the outskirts of the city of Bengaluru, India. Praspara Trust, an NGO dedicated to the eradication of child labour system, founded it in 2001. At present, it is owned by The Baale Trust, which provides shelter & a loving home for girl children.
The girls in Baale Mane have been rescued from domestic service, found homeless in the streets by volunteers & others have been given shelter having been arrested by the police on the streets.
SIMS students visited Baale Mane on 13 November 2011. It was a memorable day. Their day began with the cake cutting session in the morning. The next day was Children's Day so the students of SIMS wanted to make it memorable for Baale Mane children. The Girls at Baale Mane were highly excited, as they had not seen celebrations for long. In order to motivate & boost the children, SIMS students conducted activities such as Mehndi Competition, Drawing, Singing, Rangoli, Musical chair, Balancing the balloon & so on. The winners of every competition were awarded with gifts as a token of appreciation. The students distributed new clothes, books and stationery items to the girls bought out the funds pooled in by them. They could see the happiness reflected in the girls' face.
After spending the whole day in such a fruitful manner, students of SIMS were filled with a sense of satisfaction. They felt proud for doing something for the needy. They felt great for being responsible citizens. This visit of SIMS students to Baale Mane was highly appreciated by the Director and faculty of SIMS.