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KISS joins with Bridge Partnership to protect Odisha girls

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Bridge Partnership Asia Pacific PTE Ltd, Singapore and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), India, laying the foundation of a Kalinga Fellowship on Tuesday.

KIIT & KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta and Asia Pacific MD Simon McKenzie signed the agreement behalf of the KISS and the Bridge Partnership, respectively.

The Kalinga Fellowship brings together The Bridge Institute, Dasra, KISS, FXB Suraksha, Neeti Foundation, Ashoka India and Odisha Government to build a set of recommended strategies that would enhance safety on girls in Odisha and 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 would work together to drive these strategies through and after the event. It would become a role model for solving seemingly impossible challenges by other States and create sn India of everyone’s dream.

Inspired by the Art of Giving, a philosophy of life propounded by Dr Samanta, the fellowship would create 40 leaders. It would shape the way corporate philanthropy is evolving.  

Dasra is an influential philanthropic organisation headquartered in Mumbai, backed by institutions such as USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 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. 

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