“RETAIN YOUR DIALECT AND CONNECT TO YOUR HERITAGE
LEARN ODIA AND CONNECT TO YOUR STATE
LEARN HINDI AND CONNECT TO YOUR COUNTRY
LEARN ENGLISH WELL AND CONNECT TO THE WORLD”
(MTB-MLE Project, K.I.S.S.)
Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE) aims to develop appropriate cognitive and reasoning skills enabling children to operate equally in different languages; starting in the mother tongue with transition. MTBMLEfacilitates the learning of the 2nd and 3rd languages and that MLE is gradually integrated in all subject areas. Building a strong L1 foundation, the student is then bridged to his/her second language/s (L2) by providing a strong training in his/her L2 listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), in collaboration with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), has initiated and demonstrated a successful Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education initiative in 2013 for the first of its kind aiming to overcome the challenge of language as a barrier in classroom learning within its premises.
“The way KISS is trying to change the lives of tribal people in a positive way by providing education is very important. Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar had always given importance on the kind of upliftment through education of tribal, Dalits and other backward classes.”
“I don’t think this type of institute exists anywhere else. I think it is a world record in itself. Taking responsibility of so many students and providing them all their needs is a very big task. It is amazing that Dr. Achyuta Samanta has taken the momentous responsibility. “
“I had heard a lot about KISS, but after visiting the institute, I am astonished to see such a large number of students here. I have never seen such an institution anywhere in India.”
“My admiration for KISS has increased. It never ceases to amaze me. Vision, dedication, and passion in creating an institute with 25,000 children must be applauded. KISS is an oasis in Odisha. It reflects the vision of Dr. Achyuta Samanta.”
“Let the 21st century be the century of compassion and peace”
“The role played by the institute in facilitating education for tribal children from the remote parts of our state is commendable. It is now a leading institution in the country with over 25,000 students pursuing education from primary to university level.”
“Achyuta Samanta’s dedication and commitment for transforming the children to become worth citizen of the mother land are laudable. His selfless efforts in establishing and running the largest residential tribal institute have been recognised as a model to eradicate poverty and hunger through educati”