Micro English Access Programme: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) provides education to the underprivileged and opportunity to them to be what they want to be. Two hundred fifty new talented students were inducted for the program taking the total strength to Three hundred fifty. KISS has the highest number of students enrolled in English Access Micro scholarship Program in the country. The students performed ‘Youth Assembly’ in English. The youth Assembly won accolades from both the diplomat and the audience. The program has been successful in gradually building up the communication skill, both written and verbal, in English. Now the program provides a foundation of English language skills to 350 talented students between the age group of 14 to 16 years from disadvantaged sectors and gives participants English skills that lead to better jobs and educational prospects in their future endeavours.
The Access classes have changed the inhibition of our tribal students to speak in a foreign language into interest to learn the language. Today they can communicate fairly about the day-to-day affairs in English. Students have been introduced and exposed to various authentic materials and activities to facilitate them to communicate in English.
Several such innovative teaching aids have been prepared to motivate the students to shed off their fear and learn the language. Free classroom interaction among themselves and with the teacher has also enriched their word power or vocabulary. The Access Program has also helped build their personality. Today they can interact freely in English and express their opinion.