Charity: Kerala Balagram
The Kerala Balagram (Boys Village, Kerala) consists of homes for destitute and delinquent children. This is a major activity of the Ashram, which was founded in 1934. It has three cottages - Shanti Bhavan, Karuna Bhavan & Maitri Bhavan, where children and the Wardens stay. Children normally are of the general age group 5 to 18. Each cottage is under the care of a couple who serve as House parents.The children are given general education normally up to School final, though some promising children are sent to colleges as well. All boys are taught practical skills so as to equip themselves to secure jobs for self-support before they are discharged between the ages of 18 to 20.