Education empowers and ushers in holistic development. At Sesa Goa Iron Ore our sustainability initiatives are centred on nurturing students and youth through education to become agents of constructive change in the society. It is through various programs that we drive this social impact.
Vedanta Village Computer Literacy Programme: Vedanta Limited in partnership with the Vedanta Foundation and support of local administrations or panchayats runs computer literacy centers across Goa and Karnataka to bridge the digital divide existing in the country including the rural parts of the country. Vedanta Foundation is a registered charitable organization working for the empowerment of the less privileged masses through its Skill Development Programs, Educational and Social Interventions. Since 1992, the Foundation has served more than 1 million beneficiaries, through its various social interventions. The programme charges zero fees for trainings, which ensures that every youth, from economically marginalized communities serviced by the Computer centers, can access training. Furthermore, the programme has achieved gender equity in access to trainings, as equal opportunities are provided to both male and female students. It has around 12 centers in Goa and 5 in Karnataka which has benefitted 5500 people till date. See More See Less
Vedanta Suraksha Education Centres (SECs): Vedanta Suraksha Education Centre (SEC) is a comprehensive, community-based learning and development initiative implemented in proposed project villages in Manoharpur, Jharkhand, and is run in partnership with FXBIS, who run similar initiatives across India. These Centres strive to add value to the existing education system in the project area by working closely with Government schools, parents/communities. The main purpose of these centers is to cater as a gap-filling arrangement to make sure every child gets access to quality education and access to opportunities to grow to his fullest potential. Under the program 1 centre is established for every 30 poor-performing children linked to the adjoining Government schools in the locality. The Centres will play a key role in improving academic competencies and also contributing to the overall development of a poor performing child. Till date 5 Suraksha Education Centers are established. See More See Less
1.Vedanta Utkarsh Scholarship for Higher Education Vedanta 'Utkarsh Scholarship' launched in the year 2018 for needy students to pursue higher education. Under this scholarship the meritorious students are identified who are facing difficulties in availing higher education due to their poor economic conditions. This is a need cum merit scholarship and students are selected through personal interviews and home visits. Total 66+ students have been benefitted so far. Vedanta has also awarded scholarships to female students who are pursuing their engineering in Civil, Mechanical, Mining, and electrical at Goa College of engineering. This has been the third year of scholarship.
2.Evening study center Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has launched evening study centers in 7 villages from Karnataka. This programme is in association with MYRADA which provides special coaching through qualified trainers to school going children for reducing school dropouts and increasing pass percentage. A total of 467 students have benefitted through this initiative.
3.Scholarship Programme To support education, Vedanta has initiated one more project called "Scholarship distribution programme" to the nearby surrounding villages of Karnataka which caters SSLC & PUC Students. A total 94 students benefitted from this programme. See More See Less
Sesa Technical School (STS): Sesa Technical School (STS) - in Sanquelim was established in 1994 on an old iron ore reclaimed mine in Sanquelim. STS aims at providing the youth in and around Sesa Goa's mining operations with technical skills and knowledge to enable them to earn a living. STS students specialize in the trades of Machinist, Fitter, Electrician and Instrument Mechanic. The highlighting feature of STS is that there is 100% passing results since inception. The students secure placements in reputed MNCs including P&G, Siemens and Nestle. STS Sanquelim is affiliated to National Council of Vocational Training, New Delhi through the Directorate General of Employment & training (DGET), Govt of India in the Ministry of Labour, New Delhi. Till date over 1500+ students have successfully graduated from STS. We have participated in various job trade fairs to understand the need and accordingly groom the students for employability. Recently the institute has completed its Silver Jubilee which is one of the important milestones for the institute.
Sesa Football Academy (SFA): As an initiative for fostering community engagement and promote skill development through sports Sesa Football Academy (SFA) was established in the year 1999. Started with an intention to work towards nurturing of next-generation footballers who would get laurels to the State and Country SFA at present operates 2 campus’s at Sanquelim (1999) and Sirsaim (2008). The Vision for SFA has been laid down by its President Mr. Annanya Agarwal and much-needed guidance in the governance of SFA is also provided by the Management of Sesa Goa Iron Ore.
The Coaching Staff of SFA is led by Former Indian National Football Team Coach Mr. Armando Colaco as the Technical Director. He is ably supported by a team of young coaches and other technical staff. This key barometer of SFA’s success can be measured from the fact that 7 Players have represented the Indian National Team till date including present defensive Lynchpin Adil Khan. While SFA youth players have represented the State in various platforms such as National Games, Khelo India Youth Games, Satosh trophy, while also participating in premier national tournaments such as ISL, I League amongst others. See More See Less
Vedanta Women’s League: Vedanta Women’s League was launched in the year 2017 with a vision to provide equal opportunity for the women footballers in the State. Women’s participation in Football was promoted through the novel concept of Vedanta Women’s League in Goa which provided a platform to women players. The League has been a roaring success with more than 330 women footballers participating in the league and has helped 2 players from Goa to play for the national team.