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Bala Mandir Kamaraj Trust

Bala Mandir endorses the rights of all children and envisions for them loving care, good upbringing and opportunities for development especially for children in difficult circumstances.

The Vision statement is based on the following values that drive Bala Mandir’s actions –

  • All children need loving care, good upbringing and opportunities for development
  • A child without a family needs these all the more
  • To serve foundlings, orphans, abandoned, destitute, socially and economically deprived, and intellectually disabled children – irrespective of caste, creed, gender and religion through Institutional and Non-Institutional programmes for care, all-around education, medical support, rehabilitation, and related research.
  • To provide holistic education to children from the economically weaker section. 
  • To support children with intellectual disabilities and associated conditions through early intervention, empowering parents and dissemination of information as well as vocational skills training. 
  • To empower vulnerable families and communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to support children’s optimal growth and development.
  • To undertake research projects in all its area of activities.  
  • To collaborate, coordinate and affiliate with Indian and International agencies in similar fields of work. 
  • To work with the Government for the formulation of suitable policies in the area of childcare for both neuro typical and intellectually disabled children, and provide support for its effective implementation.

What differentiates Bala Mandir is its “values”. These are deeply enshrined in all its activities and Bala Mandir has a successful track record of practising them without compromise. The following statements related to the code of conduct have been practised since the organisation’s inception and were documented to ensure that the same are practiced in the future also. They represent the core values and define the culture of the organisation.

  1. Child Centric Behaviour – The very purpose of Bala Mandir is to serve the child and hence this is the first and most important value for the institution. All actions undertaken by Bala Mandir have their foundation in this core of child centricity.
  2. Integrity – No individual may compromise the interests of Bala Mandir entrusted to that individual in favour of his or her private interests while working within Bala Mandir or dealing with third parties on behalf of Bala Mandir.
  3. Equality and Team work – This is an essential requirement for any organisation and especially for an NGO like Bala Mandir which has several volunteers and paid employees working together in a seamless way. By design the organisation structure is diffused with equality and respect for all people.
  4. Professional Approach – Working to the best of one's abilities, clear logic for all actions, commitment to goals and tasks assigned are some of the values that Bala Mandir team members are expected to have, for it to become an exemplary world class professional institution. This code encompasses openness to new ideas and technologies.
  5. Respect for Law and Rules – Complete statutory compliance in both letter and spirit is always a top priority in Bala Mandir and all people act in line with this.
  6. Caring for Environment – Bala Mandir believes that actions for the protection of the environment,sustainable development, and minimal use of resources are essential for long term development,due to which the practice of frugal methods is strongly encouraged.
  7. Secular Outlook – This has always been a very important value in Bala Mandir which is understood and practised by all the people involved in the institution.
  8. Continual Improvement and Striving for Excellence – As a leader in its field, Bala Mandir needs to continuously learn, improve and strive for excellence. This includes adaptation to the changing needs of the community.
  9. Inclusion – Bala Mandir believes in equal access to opportunities and resources for all, irrespective of background, gender and ability / disability.