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

This program helps people in extreme need

Sponsor the mid day meal of a poor tribal child

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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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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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Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

19 July, 2022

Struggle Today, Strength Tomorrow


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Delivering of dry ration (Grocery) through 29000 students (20800 school children & 8200 College students) studying in KISS at their doorstep every month starting April 2020 to Aug 2021.

  • Online education to all students from class 1 to post-graduation through the internet, WhatsApp & TV broadcast (Kalinga TV)
  • Entire Orissa. i.e all 30 district
  • 29000 students impacted.
  • Maintaining their academic activities & nutrition through above-stated measures.

Challenges faced and next steps

The funds received have been properly utilized in terms of facilitating dry food, study materials and other amenities to the students in their respective communities, obeying appropriate COVID-19 guidelines. The materials are sent to the students in a phased manner to different remote tribal districts of the state. Some awareness campaigns have been made to educate the students as well as their parents to sensitize them on taking appropriate measures to avoid the spreading of the Covid-19 virus. The activities have been organized by the in-house staff members along with the alumni to sensitize people. The goal/aim is to ensure that all the students get appropriate online education along with receiving the food, study materials and other things in their respective areas. In the next 6 months, our target is to reach all the students and provide them with all the facilities that they were getting while on the campus as the students are sent to their respective homes due to increasing cases of COVID-19.

Stories from the ground

Bhisma Majhi is a boy who belongs to the Gonda community. He is from the BANKAPALASA village of Kalahandi District. Bhisma’s father is very poor. He has to depend upon the act of Witchcraft. His income is not enough to meet all the requirements of his family. But he has decided to send all his children to schools and colleges. At present three out of five of his children are going to different schools. Bhisma and his brother are studying here whereas their sister is in another school. It was a good time for Bhisma when his father heard about this school from his friends and relatives. Cost-free education and availability of good residential facilities have taken away half his worries. He likes the method of teaching here. While at the village he could not understand the real value of education, what benefit it can provide. But here he started to realise the need for education in the present day. He wants to be an Engineer in future. For him, the education of both elderly people and women is very much essential. He wants many types of educational programmes to be implemented in his village. After his studies, he wants to support his villagers. Take the initiative for different developmental works in his village. He is very grateful to the KISS management for allowing them to come to their beloved KISS and providing constant sustenance during the COVID19 period by sending not only books but also dry food packets to help them in their time of need.

5 October, 2021

Sponsor the meals of a poor tribal child


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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Our biggest milestones have been delivering dry ration(Grocery) to 29000 students (20800 school children & 8200 College students) studying in KISS at their door step every month since April 2020 to Aug 2021. We have been providing online education to all students from class 1 to post graduation through Internet, Whatsapp & TV broadcast (Kalinga TV). We have covered all 30 districts across Orissa with 29000 students impacted. Maintaining their academic activities & nutrition through above stated measures has been our prime focus.

Challenges faced and next steps

Due to Covid Pandemic students are staying at their respective homes and inducing them to observe health & hygiene restriction for themselves and their family members has been difficult. All the students have been allocated to various teachers & faculty members for regular counseling relating to studies & hygiene. Our aim is to the continue aforesaid strategy of providing nutritious food, counseling for health & online coaching till the school is allowed to function normally by the Government.

Stories from the ground

Impact story: Rukmani Majhi is an intelligent girl of the Kondha tribe. Being from the culturally rich tribal group of Odisha, she is very proud of her heritage especially after joining KISS and seeing how the whole world is eager to know more about her tribe. During lockdown she faced a very difficult time and realized how lucky she was when she was in KISS. For many months her father was unable to do any work and they faced poverty like never before. Her younger siblings were also very afraid of this new disease along with her and everyone else in her village. The people of her village are very poor and depend on agriculture and daily wage labor. After the lockdown was lifted everyone in her family had to work in whatever work they could get especially in the farming field. The food packets sent by KISS Management saved them from many hungry days. Due to all this her studies suffered a lot she could not attend classes as she was working with her parents and also the network in her village was very poor. She along with her brother and sisters used to go to higher point to get proper network. After coming back to KISS her life has become more stable and structured. The classes and doubts clearing by teachers in the class really help her to understand everything easily. She is very worried about what her result will be in the upcoming exam. She is a little upset of not being able to see her parents for so long but understands the value of education and staying safe. She practices the cleanliness habits taught by her mentor and teachers religiously. The constant supervision by the teachers is very helpful as she feels there is someone constantly to guide her and help her. She is very happy to be back as in her village she faced many hardships like working so hard in field to going hungry. She feels taken care of and provided in KISS and believes she will do well in her exam.

23 March, 2021

Distribution of Food Material During Covid 19 Pandemic


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KISS has always given emphasis to its students’ interest than anything else. Be it delivering books, ration, Dresses, Sanitary Napkin (For female students) and essential commodities or imparting education through Digital mode during this Covid-19 pandemic. Online classes have been imparted to the students through Whatsapp and Zoom, E- Learning classes have also been organized through Kalinga TV, Books as well as study Material are specially designed and sent to the Student. Ranjit naik, a student of KISS nominated to participated the selection camp of Tokio Olympic in Archery. Indian Rugby idol, Sumitra Nayak has been selected to represent India in the Asia Rugby Unstoppable Campaign. A virtual session on 'Coping with stress during Covid-19' was organized by NSS, wing of KISS on the occasion of the NSS Foundation Day on 24th September 2020. KISS organized a national webinar on the topic ‘Stock Market Reaction to Covid-19: Strategies for Navigating the Future’. The experts opined that the sentiment in the stock markets across the world is gloomy due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A Webinar was also organized on ‘Indigenous Culture of India: Diversities and Commonalities’. KISS observed International Literacy Day on 8th September 2020. The event assumed special significance considering global disruption to the education system due to Covid-19 related closures. The student of KISS have posted an impressive performance by achieving 99.90% result in +2 Arts, 100% Result in +2 Commerce, Examination conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha this academic session. We thanks Give India for constantly support KISS and all its endeavors.

5 July, 2020

Promoting education among poor tribal students by providing Food, Shelter and other necessities


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Promoting education among poor tribal students by providing Food, Shelter and other necessities

Two Satellite Centers of KISS were inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha in the districts of Mayurbhanj and Balangir. The aim is to provide a platform to the poor tribal children and help them in getting required skill and education.
This year record Number of KISS students (1920 Nos.) appeared 10th Board Examination (Odisha Board) in this year.
KISS was recently visited by dignitaries like, Mr Arujun Munda, Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, Eminent sports personality Mr. Leander Paes (Padma Shri) and Australian Women hockey team.
International Science day was celebrated at KISS with great enthusiasm. Eighty students of KISS have qualified for the final round for Mathematics Olympiad.
71st republic day was celebrated in KISS with great pomp and ceremony.

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


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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.

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.