Palghar tribal pupils to be empowered with Choice Welfare Foundation joint partnership with KIIT University
Choice Welfare Foundation – Choice Welfare Foundation, a CSR arm of Mumbai-based financial conglomerate Choice Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bhubaneshwar-based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) to build facilities for over 5,000 tribal students near Mega village, Manor in Maharashtra’s Palghar district.
This programme entails the construction of a residential school for poor children, as well as various recreational activities, with the goal of ensuring a better life and long-term livelihood for their overall development.
To carry out this initiative, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be founded under the name “CHOICE KISS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL” and will be supported with the help of the Choice group as well as other philanthropic groups, including KISS.
“Human capital is a critical component of a competitive domestic economy, and our goal is to instil a skill-based, high-quality educational system that will improve people’s lives and livelihoods,” said Sunil Patodia, Chairman of the Choice Welfare Foundation.
KISS will be in charge of the facilities management and operations, including the administration of the school, hostel, cooking mess, hospital, sports, and other ancillary services.
Choice Welfare Foundation Partnership with KISS
“Empowering and illuminating the next generation for a stronger and skilled nation has been our objective, and this pact with Kalinga Institute is sowing a seed towards that direction,” says Kamal Poddar, Trustee, Choice Welfare Foundation. We are optimistic that this will contribute significantly to nation-building in general and sustainable society in particular.”
“We are glad to be a part of this wonderful effort and identify ourselves with Choice Welfare Foundation,” says Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KISS. CA Kamal Poddar Ji has gone above and beyond in ensuring the future of these tribal youngsters. We will leave no stone unturned as the Founders of KISS to assist and give the essential amenities. These children have the right and potential to be tomorrow’s inspirations, and we should use this programme to help them realise their ambitions.”
Choice Welfare Foundation has already supported many efforts as part of their CSR initiative, including medical equipment at Mumbai’s Lions Kartar Singh Hospital and a science laboratory at Rajasthani Sammelan Educational Trust worth Rs. 51 lakhs. It had financed various projects in Palghar, including a skill development community centre at Rozpada and Vartak Vasahat, a daily lunch for tribal area children at Talasari, and a solar power water supply project at Umberpada, Zap, and Kondepadu, among others.
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