KISS Foundation Strategy

Our Strategy

By providing quality holistic education, skill development, nutrition security, healthcare, equity and inclusion to all its students, KISS enables tribal communities to understand their rights, thereby protecting them from the influence of forces who could take advantage of their isolation from urban communities. In this endeavor, KISS addresses the visions of some of India’s founders such as Nehru, Ambedkar and Gandhi, as well as recommendations of some of India’s earliest policies on tribal education and development, such as Nehru’s 1952 Panchaseela Niti, the 1960 Dhebar Commission Policy Review and the 1986 National Policy on Education.

The visions and recommendations of these policies laid the foundation for tribal development and the promotion of education for tribal students, while celebrating their rich cultural identity and promoting their creative talent. These ideas form the very core of KISS’ relationship with its students, who are empowered – through culturally-sensitive, quality curricular and extracurricular education – to become torch-bearers of peace and progress in their communities. In fact, the New Education Policy 2020 emphasizes the need for holistic education as a benchmark for educational institutes across the country, and this has been central to our education model since inception thanks to the innovation and foresight of our Founder.