Abhayabala’ is a word that derives its root from the Sanskrit language where ‘Abhaya’ means shelter and ‘bala’ means child. Abhayabala, home of the deprived girl child, was born in 1996, in Trivandrum, India. Built and supported by Mr. Gopala B. Pillai, the founder and president of Wild Republic, it houses girls from high risk groups and girl children who have gone through harrowing domestic violence. Coming from grim and cheerless backgrounds, they find a home and people to care for them at Abhayabala. There are four resident teachers and other special teachers who help them with their studies and other activities.
All the 60 residents of Abhayabala attend school or vocational training. They are a bright and energetic lot, and are slowly getting over their traumatic past. Abhayabala is their hope for a better tomorrow.