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Sponsor the meals of a poor tribal child by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

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Sponsor the mid day meal of a poor tribal child


You could gift tribal children the hope of a better tomorrow.

Subash is young boy from a poor tribal village in Orissa. His parents hardly earned and could not even afford the basic necessities of their family.

They did not send Subash to school and there were days with no food on the table. Subash’s life seemed hopeless until he was brought to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.

The institute gives him education free of cost. They also provide three meals and a snack every day. This gives him the needed nutrition to learn and grow. He also gets the energy he needs to take part in after-school activities.

Tribal children across India do not have access to basic requirements such as nutrition and healthcare. It is necessary that they receive these so that they can study, earn a living and break the cycle of poverty.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) is in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Its aim is to liberate underprivileged tribal children out of the bondage of ignorance and illiteracy. The illiteracy problem is compounded by the high dropout rate. Problems like delinquency, child labor, and exploitation, child marriages, ill-health, unemployment, etc. are always on a rise due to lack of education and employment.

The main objective of this program is to focus on providing nutritious meals for the children in the institute for all-round development. The children are served breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Additional nutritional supplements are also provided to students if required. Today KISS is the largest residential institute for the tribals in the world, providing education, accommodation, food, and healthcare. KISS has reached out to 20,000 children from 62 tribes of Odisha.

Your donation will support the entire meal requirements of a poor tribal child for a year.

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About The NGO

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
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Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) is a 25-year-old organization that was founded in Orissa as a residential tribal school with the objective of providing quality education to the tribal children to help them overcome poverty and injustice. Considering education akin to providing eyesight to the blind, the founder of the institution rode on a mission to eradicate poverty and empower the destitute sections of the society through education and sustainable livelihood preserving the tribal heritage, culture, and values.

The efforts of their strong workforce of 927 full-time staff and 1295 volunteers quickly gained momentum and started transforming the tribal areas with a student strength of crossing 25,000 and over 10000 meals served daily.

KISS was bestowed as one of the Top 10 in India and Ranked 223rd amongst the Best 500 NGOs in the World by the NGO Advisor. Further, it was also awarded the Platinum level Certification by the Guide star India for its Documentation, Financial transparency and Compliance.

KISS has persistently strived to become a preferred center of learning for the poor indigenous sections of the society with their focus on formal education aimed at providing sustainable livelihood and scope for holistic development.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Dr.P.K Routray

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Mid-day Meals | education

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

22 July, 2019


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Program Update

We have a separate department to look after the preparation of food for the children. Groups constituted by senior officials of the organization frequently meet and decide about the status of the program. Items are procured and prepared in a very hygienic environment. We have steam based cooking arrangement for preparing the food. Food is distributed with help of devoted as well as dedicated staff and student volunteers. Non vegetarian items like Fish/ Chicken/ Egg are prepared at least once a week and distributed among the students in the Lunch and Dinner. In other festive occasions, a special food menu is followed and varieties of foods are prepared for the students. A separate budget is always earmarked for providing food to the children. We also educate children to wash their hands before eating and drink sufficient water after taking their meals.

Story from the field

Amar Mallick is a ‘Kandha’ tribal boy from Gajapati district of Odisha. His father Purna Mallick is a small farmer. Amar has two sisters & one brother. All his brothers and sisters study at their village school. The parents were burdened by their Poverty. So, it was difficult for them to spend money for the good education of their children. Like other parents, they had a dream to see their children grow to become successful persons in life. Hence, they decided to admit Amar in KISS, so that he can continue his study and can make a better future for himself. The free residential education with other facilities like free nutritious food, vocational training, free coaching, health care etc. have highly motivated Amar. The free and nutritious food contains snacks in the morning and meals in the noon and in the night. In the breakfast he is provided with milk & conflakes/ Poha/ Upma following the menu of the hostel. In the lunch he is provided with rice, dal and subji of different combinations. On Sundays and some other days, like other students he is also provided with Chicken/ Fish/ Egg curry with rice. In the evening snacks he is provided with Chuda Bhaja/ Biscuits/ Mixture & Puffed rice like all other students. Now he is very happy that he can pursue his education without any worry. Amar is a very good student. His favourite subjects are literature (English) & Science. He also goes to vocational wing to learn drawing. His hobby is playing Cricket. He aims to be a Doctor. He thanks the donor for the help he has been getting to pursue his study at KISS without which it would have not been possible.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?19000
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date19000
Village/City/State where project is locatedBhubaneswar
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19960000000
Total Expenses for the project YTD949010434

28 February, 2018

KISS gets awarded University Status


In October, the children were served special festive meals and extra desserts on occasions like Saraswati Puja, Durga Puja, and other festivals.

In the month of August, the institute was accorded with ‘University’ Status which will be instrumental in providing higher education and training to poor tribal youth. Many important days of national and international importance were observed by the students of the Institute.

Alt Text Alt TextHis Holiness Dalai Lama with the students

Between August 2017 and December 2017, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences played host to the visits of many dignitaries such as Dr. Justice Dalbir Bhandari and His Holiness Dalai Lama.

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