Since 2010, our community development initiatives on healthcare have sensitized and benefitted over 50,000 people per annum.
In partnership with Smile Train, India, our project of facilitating free cleft lip and palate surgery in the Kalahandi district has resulted in successful treatments of 116 cases from 4 districts, i.e. Kalahandi, Rayagada, Bargadh & Nuapada.
We’ve also enabled 78 successful cataract surgeries within the local communities, conducted in partnership with PVO and the State Government since 2015.
To significantly decrease water-borne diseases by providing safe drinking water, hand-pump repairs and disinfection projects have been taken in 52 villages of the Lanjigarh block. Over 300 hand-pumps in 56 villages have been installed and repaired as per community requirements since 2007.
Approximately, we reach out to over 40,000 people through our medical services, facilities and campaigns.
As part of our education initiatives, over 500 Class X students from 5 schools were provided pre-matriculation coaching to improve their board results in FY 2017-18. In the current FY, the program has been scaled-up and coaching support is now being extended to 1050 students from class VIII to X in 7 schools since July ’18.
In our flagship project for women empowerment, ‘Project Sakhi’, we are enabling financial liberty of 3012 local women represented through 281 closely knit Self Help Groups. Our aim is to enrol at least one woman from each household, for 100% coverage of the village women.
Project Yuva Pragati Kendra (YPK) and Rural BPO Training Centre is aimed to enrol unemployed youths in skill enhancement and vocational training projects. These are implemented through the YPK & RBPO and help them in seeking employment through FIDR. Over 500 youths have been counselled till date and 30 placed in various organizations.
Vedanta strives to work towards youth development and preservation of local culture by promoting and support sports & culture, local arts, handicraft, dance & music events in the region.