KISS now Enters the Non-profit 'Ivy League'
NEW DELHI, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
In a major achievement, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar has darted into the list of top 500 NGOs of the world. KISS has been placed among the 10 best NGOs of India in the prestigious ranking of world NGOs published annually by NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organization chaired by Jean-Christophe Nothias, former editor of The Global Journal. Currently on the fourth edition, NGO Advisor is unique in publishing such a ranking.
The ranking is determined after evaluating tens of thousands of NGOs in every country on a set of stringent criteria. KISS was selected out of thousands of NGOs for its outstanding impact, innovation and governance. NGO Advisor, which uses public data for transparency, scores organizations based on their performance in 165 criteria. These criteria relate to the three pillars of interest - impact, innovation, and governance.
KISS, founded by eminent educational and social entrepreneur Dr. Achyuta Samanta in 1993, is acclaimed all over the world as a successful model of tribal empowerment through education. In 2015, it was granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the highest recognition to any NGO by the United Nations.
Expressing gratitude to NGO Advisor for including KISS in the world's top NGOs, Dr. Samanta said, it will result in better visibility of the institute on a global platform and ultimately benefit its beneficiaries - the underprivileged children.
About Dr. Achyuta Samanta:
Dr. Achyuta Samanta is the founder of globally children KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences), a one-of-its-kind home for 25,000 poorest-of-the-poor indigenous aborigine, which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare and education from kindergarten to post-graduation (KG to PG) with vocational training. Dr. Samanta has been honoured with numerous national and international recognitions for his noble work, including Gusi Peace Prize International in 2014 and Isa Award for Service to Humanity. He is the founder and propagator of 'Art of Giving' (philosophy of life), a concept aimed at bringing peace to human mind around the globe.
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