The Vision of Empowerment
Vedanta Foundation has been empowering the marginalized sections of society since 1992, through various skill development initiatives.
The less privileged youth of India should get equal opportunities of receiving education and to become skillful so that they can stand on their own feet.
Vedanta Foundation is an arm to support the socio-economic activities of our organization. We created it to aid and intensify our mission. Moreover, the foundation enhances the impact of our company's CSR activities.
"The foundation was started with the idea of helping the youth from less privileged communities and helping them become responsible citizens. The skill development programmes were introduced so that they can learn and become earning members of their families.
Key Initiatives of
Vedanta Foundation - Education
Vedanta Foundation runs three colleges and one school that are focused on providing quality education for students from less-privileged communities. The educational institutes are striving to remove monetary barriers for these students, ensuring quality education and providing an enabling environment for the students. Vedanta Colleges are geared to ensure employability among students upon completion of their course, so they can become earning members of their families.
Vedanta P.G. Girls College, Reengus, Rajasthan
Vedanta PG Girls' College, Reengus, was established in 1996 with a vision to provide quality education to girls from rural areas and the hinterlands of Rajasthan. The college intends to empower women and embolden their voices. The college firmly affirms the concept of 'Matri Mangal, Jan Mangal' (welfare of women leads to the welfare of society).
Vedanta College, Vithalwadi,
Vedanta College, Vithalwadi, was established in August 2010 in the semi-urban area of Vithalwadi (near Ulhasnagar) in the district of Thane. The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai and conducts degree courses in addition to classes XI and XII (Commerce and Science). The college was established with the vision of ‘transforming young lives by equipping students with knowledge and skills in their chosen stream by providing opportunities to boost their potential and shape them into future leaders, entrepreneurs, and above all good human beings.’
Kolkata, West Bengal
Established in 2019, Vedanta College, Kolkata, provides quality academic programmes, financial aid, academic advice, placements, well-equipped infrastructure, modern amenities, and a conducive environment - all of which are required by a student to grow and thrive. The college intends to make education accessible by providing free education for all. The mission is to focus on the holistic development of the individual, inculcate leadership qualities, foster entrepreneurship programmes that promote self-employment, and infuse a sense of discipline for becoming a responsible citizen with the highest caliber in every walk of life.
In addition to the three colleges, Vedanta Foundation also runs Vedanta Gurukul School, Reengus. Established in 2008, Vedanta Gurukul School imparts education to its students using high-tech teaching and learning aids. The Foundation also distributes school bags, uniforms, books, and other variables to the students. The school provides a conducive environment for the students to grow into successful and responsible citizens.
Vedanta Rojgar Yojana
India is a labor-intensive country with over 50% of its population below the age of 25 and 65% of its population below the age of 35. Nearly 45% of the country’s youth drop out of school which leaves them with no formal education or skillset to get meaningful employment and career progression, affecting them socially, economically, and psychologically.
Vedanta Foundation’s flagship ‘Vedanta Rojgar Yojana’ programme trains, provides certifications, and extends job-placement assistance to unemployed youth. Vedanta Foundation has trained more than 1.4 million youth through its 170 Vocational Training Centres across the nation in the past 27 years. In response to the large-scale unemployment, the Vocational Training Program was revamped into the Employment-Linked Skill Training Program. With this background, Skill Training Centres under Vedanta Rojgar Yojana enable youth to find good employment. The project aims to alleviate poverty, unemployment, and inequality.
Vedanta Foundation has likewise contributed to the community's need-based programmes and activities. The Foundation has been running Teachers' Training Programs in Nand Ghars.
Women from self-help groups in Rajasthan and Mumbai were trained in tailoring, along with skills in advanced stitching machines, and know-how of different fabrics. The S.H.G leaders procure garment-making contracts for the centers which generate revenue for them. The Foundation assigns stitching projects as well - uniforms for Vedanta College and Vedanta schools, laptop sleeves, bags, and more. In recent times they have been stitching masks and pharmaceutical suits. With small contracts like these, women also learn the basics of operating small businesses.
Vedanta Foundation also runs the Vedanta Charitable Hospital and Research Center at Reengus, Rajasthan, which was established in 2010. The hospital was established to provide free medical facilities to the needy in Reengus, Rajasthan, and nearby villages. The hospital is managed by a team of dedicated doctors who attend to more than 100 patients daily. Along with outpatient departments, there are X-Ray, pathology, physiotherapy departments, and a maternity ward. The hospital organizes eye camps with the support of district Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) grants, every month people benefit from free eye-check-ups and cataract cures, and the hospital annually attends to over 16,000 beneficiaries from the community.
COVID 19 Initiatives
Vedanta Foundation has taken the lead in contributing to the need-based programmes and activities of the community. The Foundation took multiple initiatives to serve the less privileged communities in their fight against COVID 19 and ease their difficulties during the lockdown.
Brave Guide and NSS students of Vedanta P.G. Girls' College have been working wholeheartedly for the welfare of the communities during the current crisis. Vedanta P.G Girls College and Vedanta Gurukul School distributed grocery items to the families of their students from low-income groups. Vedanta College, Kolkata, and Vedanta Foundation distributed grocery items to low-income group families in Jalna, Maharashtra.
Bharat Guide rangers from Vedanta P.G Girls College took multiple initiatives to combat coronavirus, including distributing homemade sanitizers, stitching and donating masks, and spreading awareness in the communities about the pandemic. They mounted posters in their areas and tutored families in the community to use Ayush App. Other initiatives included fumigation of various spots, feeding stray animals and birds, and drawing equidistant circles on the ground in public places to aid in the enforcement of social distancing.
Vedanta Foundation's Covid 19 efforts were acknowledged by the National Headquarters of Scouts and Guides. The college team has been awarded for rendering valuable services to the community during the pandemic. Vedanta P.G. Girls College Guide is one among 70 teams recognized across the nation for community work. 6 students of Vedanta College received awards from the President of India and one of them was hired by the Delhi Police.