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Sponsor the meals of a poor tribal child



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.

You can gift these children meals and school supplies with a steady contribution. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED. Your gift could give these children a shot at a different future, one filled with hope and possibility.

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About The Program

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School Supplies
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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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Ngo Founder
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

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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