KISS tribal school in Najafgarh to be upgraded till Class XII
NEW DELHI: The Social Welfare Department of the Delhi government is likely to upgrade a tribal school, KISS Delhi at Hissarpur village in Najafgarh, from Class VII to Class XII.
Social Welfare minister Rajendra Pall Gautam visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Odisha, earlier this week to materialise the project.
KISS Delhi School is a public service oriented, non-profit entity, established by a joint venture between the Government of NCT of Delhi and KISS. This residential school is free for children from tribal families.
"This school is working for the poor tribal students and I want to expand this initiative by upgrading the school till Class XII," Gautam said.
He added that in the meeting with the school officials he urged them to expand the services and to accommodate more students.
Talking to Millennium Post, Gautam asserted, "In Odisha, there are 25,000 poor students studying, and they are given skill development education, which helps them to get better jobs."
Gautam asked the Delhi school administration to introduce all the features that the Odisha school has. The Social Welfare department will work closely with the school administration.
"The government has promised that they will help us to provide better education and to more students," said a senior official of KISS Delhi.
The Department is already collaborating with the school to make a new building and to provide more equipment.
The Delhi tribal school also provides free food, uniform and health facilities to students.
"All these facilities are not easily available to tribal children. But this school is not only giving a dignified life to them but also to their family," Gautam said.
With help from KISS, the Delhi government also aims to expand the infrastructure of the institute.