About "St. George Balikagram"
As female foeticide is increasing in an alarming rate, the Balikagram has been set up for the female children of leprosy patients. This institution was founded by Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Mission Board, Kerala in 1993. ST.GEORGE BALIKAGRAM is located at Dehu Road on the Pune-Mumbai Highway 28 kilometers from Pune. A modern, well equipped building now houses the Balikagram. A School built for the children also functions in the campus.
Very Rev. K. I. Philip Ramban serves as the Director and Rev. Sister Elizabeth as the Manager & Mr. Mathew D. Mathew as Treasurer
Female Children of leprosy patients who have not been affected by the disease are admitted to the Balikagram, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
KEY FOCUS AREA
Over 45 un-effected female children of leprosy patients from 3 years to 18 years of various castes, religion and region are the inmates of this Balikagram. They study in various classes from LKG to Std XII at St. George English School, which is managed by Balikagram to provide education to these children up to Std X. Those who study in STD XI and XII are admitted to the nearby Junior College.
St.George English School functions in a permanent building admeasuring 15000sqft area. An administrative block for the school admeasuring 5900 sqft is under construction. The school has a play ground of 24000sqft, a library and two school buses.
The school was started with the idea of giving education to the inmates of Balikagram as it was difficult to send the girls to distant schools. At present children of economically backward people of the neighbouring villages are also studying here. The school maintains excellent standard both in curricular and extracurricular activities.
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The children are accommodated in a magnificent building of 12000 sq ft area on 3.5 acre land. The building has one dormitory and six rooms on the ground floor and three dormitories and two rooms on the second floor, a kitchen, a dining hall, a store room and work area.
Vegetables necessary for the Balikagram is cultivated in our farm. Milk for daily needs of the children is obtained from our dairy. The institution has an SUV for its use.
Current Source of funds: Donation from well wishers.
NOTE ABOUT DONATIONS
1.We have been allowed to issue 80G exception certificate to donors by Income tax department.
2.We have the permission from the Govt. of India to accept donation from outside India also.
3.We are registered with Charity Commissioner as well as Society Act. Which is as follows
a.Act 21 of 1860 Maharashtra Reg. No. 9338/94 Pune. Dated 1-7-1994
b.Act 29 of 1950 Reg. No. F-9857 Pune. Dated 12-8-1994
If you want to know more about Balikagram please get in touch with:
St. Thomas Nagar, Mamurdi,
Dehu Road Cantt. P.O., Pune,
PIN - 412 101.
Phone: 00 91 20 27671066