BALM Fellowship Program
IDFC FIRST Bank in partnership with Banyan Academy for Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) supports capacity building of human resources in the field of mental health services. We provide scholarships to students from low income groups pursuing their master’s programs at BALM. We also support grass-root level interventions through mental health mobilizers, by providing stipends and covering living and travelling costs (partly or fully) of three Diploma programs: Community Mental Health Care, working with Vulnerable Children, Applied Buddhist Psychology. 154 students have been supported till date as part of this program.
154 students studying various courses in mental health have been supported since the commencement of this program in 2017. Stipend amount is disbursed at the end of the course to students based on their attendance in theory and practical classes.