Feb 1, 2020
About the Charity
Started with just 125 tribal students in 1993, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has today grown into the largest free residential institute for about 25000 indigenous tribal children from 62 indigenous communities (13 primitive) of whom 60% are girls and most of them are of the poorest of the poor background from Odisha and adjoining states. The unique experiment to eradicate poverty through education has become successful in KISS. KISS provides holistic education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation (KG to PG), vocational training, food, accommodation, health care and all other basic necessities of life absolutely free. The course curriculum of the Institute is unique, for it incorporates vocational training with formal education, thus helping a child grow up educated as well as self-sufficient. Various activities are designed to help these children remain rooted to their culture and tradition and integrated to their society. Students of KISS have proved their mettle not only in academics, but also in sports and cultural activities.
KISS imparts computer training class 5 onwards and has also recently started imparting software enabled Maths and English classes for students of Class 4 on wards to improve the quality of learning. YVO channelized the donation received for the month of July 2016 towards equipping KISS with 4 computer sets with ups. "Computers for tribal students at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Odisha" These computers donated with your Rs.300 will improve the quality of education for more over 17000 tribal students (Class 4 onwards).