Inspired by the words of St.Jerome Emiliani, Chilume was established in the year 2006 for the holistic development of the less privileged and disadvantaged people and down trodden people irrespective of caste, creed, and language.


A society in which every child lives with basic rights to survival, protection, integrated development, and participation.


To ensure integrated development of disadvantaged children through promotion of education, livelihood, health and awareness.

Followings are the key programmes carried out:

  • Evening tuition centers for village children
  • Early learning Centers (Crèche) for construction workers, quarry children, and slum children of Bangalore city
  • Summer life skill training for school going children
  • Skill Training for dropouts and unemployed poor village women
  • Non formal skill training (Miani Tailoring Institute) for young unwed and rural girls
  • Providing books, uniform for poor children programme

It is shocking to see the results of a survey conducted by human development for Karnataka in 1999. According to it, out of the estimated total child population of 94 lakhs in the age group of 6-14 years, 26 lakhs are out of school. In Bangalore alone 35,000 children were living on the streets in the late 1980’s and the number has now alarmingly increasing. Out of every 100 children who join the first standard, by the 10th standard 50 children have left the school. Only 15 out of every 100 children finish 12 years of schooling.
The programme also ensures increasing academic performance of rural children, encouraging extra curricular activities, developing their talents, enhancing lower self confidence, self confidence, sensitizing their rights, improving parents’ responsibilities towards children’s education and building goal oriented career, through life coping skills. The programme is planned with suitable and feasible activities and with total participation of local parishes and communities, and parents and educational institutions to ensure that every child completes 10th standard and acquires life skills and develops personal talents.