Education empowers and ushers in holistic development. At Sesa Goa Iron Ore our sustainability initiatives are centred around 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 Computer Education Program (VCEP): Aims to provide quality education by incorporating Computer Aided Learning in the teaching and learning process. This initiative has resulted in increased enrolments, reducing dropouts and improving the passing out percentage in schools. This project is being run in collaboration with Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, Directorate of Education, Government of Goa and is implemented in 349 schools across the state of Goa.
B.E. Mining Department at Goa Engineering College (GEC): We have partnered with the Government of Goa under the PPP model in 2011 and started a degree course in Mining Engineering at the Goa Engineering College (GEC). This is the only college in the state which provides the Mining Engineering Course.
Sesa Dnyanjyoti Shishyavritti: A scholarship scheme for meritorious students from standard V to XII from schools across the mining belt with an objective to motivate, encourage and make students competitive in academics. Till date 1095 students have been felicitated and awarded through this initiative.
Manthan Project: A school based intervention for promotion of adolescent health and education in collaboration with NGOs Sangath and Sai Life Care. The project covers 21 schools across mining the belt reaching out to over 4000 students.
Sesa Abhyasika: Study centres catering to the educational needs of the rural children. Here they are mentored for excellence in academics, personality development and grooming. In a span of 4 years 40 centres have catered to more than 800 students.
Computer training program for Jail inmates: A part of Vedanta Foundation’s UMEED project, a pan-India project, working towards the objective of rehabilitation of prison inmates. Vocational training programme on Computer skills are conducted for the inmates to assist them in their life ahead with skills and employment opportunities. Like other regular students, the inmates undergo the training and also go through the various evaluation matrix for certification. The beneficiaries in Goa are the Aguada and Sada jail inmates.
Apart from all the above, we support the cause of education by providing infrastructure and learning aids to many schools in the communities around.