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KISS Inks MoU with Bridge Partnership, Singapore to Protect Girls in Odisha

KISS Inks MoU with Bridge Partnership, Singapore to Protect Girls in Odisha

IMG_6469aBhubaneswar,31.08.2016 (BY Biswaranjan Mishra)-A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bridge Partnership Asia Pacific PTE Ltd., Singapore and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), India, laying the foundation of Kalinga Fellowship on 30th August 2016. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Mr. Simon McKenzie, MD Asia Pacific signed the MoU on behalf of KISS and Bridge Partnership respectively.> The Kalinga Fellowship brings together The Bridge Institute, Dasra, KISS, FXB Suraksha, Neeti Foundation, Ashoka India and Odisha Govt. to build a set of recommended strategies that will enhance safety on girls in Odisha and to provide each participant with the most contemporary and progressive leadership techniques, skills and methods to enable them to lead for this agenda. It aims to create a cohesive governance team that will work together to drive these strategies through and after the event. It shall become a role model for solving seemingly impossible challenges by other States and to create India of our dreams. Inspired by Art of Giving, a philosophy of life propounded by Dr. Samanta, the Fellowship will create 40 leaders. It will shape the way corporate philanthropy is evolving. Art of Giving and Kalinga Fellowship will create a model to build a better India. Dasra is an influential philanthropic organisation headquartered in Mumbai, backed by institutions such as USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Piramal Foundation. The mission of The Bridge Institute is to support the leaders tackling the most pressing issues in the world, including conflict and post-conflict contexts. Among others, Mr. Shashikumar Velath, Vice-President, Ashoka Innovators for the Public (India); Mr. R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS and other dignitaries from KIIT & KISS were present during the occasion

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