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: With the objective to contribute to the vision of Digital India and provide Computer skills to the youth, Vedanta Sesa Goa in collaboration with Vedanta Association runs four village computer literacy centers across Goa: Sanvordem, Sankhlim, Bicholim, and Navelim. Through this initiative, we aim to not only provide computer skills to the community but also increase the employability of the youth.The entire course has been divided into 2 modules; Module 1: It is a three months program includes contents like Basics of computer, Basics of Windows, Basics of Office Applications, Internet and Spoken English while in Module 2 the selected candidates who perform well in Module 1 and possess interest in advance computer learning will graduated to Module 2. It is a three months program to include the contents as Desktop Publishing and Financial Accounting. Currently, there are 160 students benefitting from this programme. See More See Less
B.E. Mining Department at Goa Engineering College (GEC): With a view to develop qualified Mining Engineers, Sesa Goa Ltd (SGL) tied up with Government of Goa (GoG) under the PPP model for starting a Degree course of Mining Engineering at the existing campus of Goa Engineering College. This is the only college in the state which provides the Mining Engineering Course. year and proud 214 alumni, this initiative has provided the local Goan youth with an opportunity of studying mining engineering and getting employed in their home state. The PPP model included the creation of necessary infrastructure like class rooms, faculty rooms, laboratories, auditorium etc., salary and remuneration of the personnel for a period of 05 years, admin and miscellaneous expenses which were borne by Vedanta. After completion of five years, its operation was handed over to Govt. of Goa. 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. One of the students of STS, Mr. Narendra Chari secured third rank at the National Level Skill Competition in the year 2017.
In 2011, one more technical school in Panchwadi in South Goa was started to cater to the growing demand and needs of youths in South Goa region. Along with other trades, diesel mechanic trade was introduced in South STS. STS, Panchawadi has the State Council of Vocational Training affiliation from the State Department of Craftsmen Training, Govt. of Goa. Sesa Technical School has 1341 proud alumni. See More See Less
Sesa Football Academy (SFA): Built on a reclaimed mine, Sesa Football Academy has been serving Goa by transforming the youth into highly qualified and responsible citizens since 1999. With two operational centers in Sankhali and Sirsaim, SFA provides four years of residential football training, Nutrition and boarding, all round academic- development, Gym and Best-in- class coaching. We have 123 proud alumni and currently 58 pupils who are being trained for becoming world class footballers. Our alumni have brought honour to Goa by playing for the national team, I-League clubs in India and state clubs. 7 have played for India's National Team and 8 for the elite Indian Super League in the 2017-18 season.
SFA was also conferred the Best CSR Project Award in the promotion of Sports in Rural India at the annual India CSR awards in March 2015.
Vedanta in association with Goa Football Association conducted for the first time in history of Goa, a dedicated women's football league under the banner of Vedanta Women's League. The league was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Goa Shri Mannohar Parrikar on Nov 6th 2017 in a grand ceremony held at Taj Vivanta. Total of 137 girls from all across Goa participated in six teams. The league match went on for a successful finale on 17th December 2017 with Panjim Dolphins bagging the trophy in a nail biting finale match.
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Sesa Scholarship Scheme For Girls Students Pursuing Engineering Degrees This scholarship is purely for girl students on merit basis to promote technical education among girls and promote diversity at workplace. Top 3 Rank holders (min 60% marks) in the first year of Goa Engineering College from each stream i.e. Mechanical, Mining, and Electrical and 1 Top Ranker from Civil will be eligible to apply for this scheme. The candidate should secure First Class in 10th and 12th Standard with No Back Logs or Year Gaps. If a student has any back paper in any semester under any circumstances, then the scholarship shall be discontinued. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be given an opportunity to seek employment at Vedanta as per the following selection criteria:
a) Personal Interview and written Evaluation as per guideline
b) 60% in Engineering with no back logs
c) Age: Not more than 24 years of age
d) Minimum 3 years job agreement
All the selected students will be supported financially to pay the fees for all four years. Scholarship amount will be equivalent to the fees structure as declared by GEC for each degree course in respective academic year. For the candidates belonging to reserved category i.e. SC/ST/OBC has provision of 50% concession of tuition fees by Government, thus only remaining 50% will be paid by the company under this scheme. See More See Less
Awareness Progammes on Drug & Alcohol Abuse: In continuation of our Drug De-addiction Awareness Campaign in association with Kripa Foundation based at Anjuna, Goa, a series of awareness programs were conducted on Drug and Alcohol Abuse in various educational institutions. The topics that were covered during the session were about the various types of substances of abuse that are prevalent, the physical, emotional/psychological, familial and financial problems that an individual experiences when he/she begins to abuse drugs. The various aspects that form a part of the state of drug dependency were also discussed. This included the concepts of withdrawal symptoms, relapse and the aspect of physical and psychological cravings. Special focus was given on making the students aware about the unscrupulous entities of drug peddlers that the youth may often fall prey to. The program also included the personal testimonies of individuals who fought addiction and were able to come clean. The various methods of treatment like detoxification and rehabilitation were also discussed. The students as well as teachers, both thanked Vedanta for this initiative. Till now, awareness sessions have been conducted in 11 educational institutions and 1439 students have participated till present. See More See Less