Foundation runs vocational training programs, skill training programs, rural uplifting programs, and prison training programs.
The ideology behind this vertical is to promote self-dependence in the community. Beneficiaries can harness the knowledge acquired by the training programs and employ the skills. Moreover, the foundation has plentiful motivating chapters exhibiting their drive.
“The Foundation’s flagship program provides the underprivileged youth of India with basic computer education, enabling them to improve their economic status by getting jobs and join the mainstream society” – Ms. Suman Didwania, Trustee
Computers are indispensable tools; used in almost every administration and industrial processes. When it comes to these, every skill counts! whether it is basic, intermediate or advanced. Vedanta Foundation rightly identified this fact back in the year 1992 and decided to formulate this model.
The “Vocational Computer Training” program soon became one of the successful models, the foundation runs.211 centers running nationwide today have imparted computer literacy to about 4 million people (calculated from the first batch). They strive to make them job-ready.The centers arrange the infrastructure, hardware, software, course content, and teachers and even provide certifications. However, local associations and other NGOs often extend their assistance with space and student enrolment. The courses and its pedagogy are designed considering the industry requirements. The centers run premium and basic courses. C++, SQL & PL, Advance Excel, Advance Talley, Web Designing and more are the few courses that premium centers extend. Whereas basic centers impart knowledge in the demesne of financial accounting, desktop publishing, and Microsoft excel. Moreover, the centers assist the students with their placements
Geographically, the regions are segregated into three zones- East Zone, West Zone, and North Zone. Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Odisha, Goa, Silvassa, and Maharashtra are few states where Vedanta foundation practices its intent.
A detailed chart for a better comprehension:
|Sr.No.||Center Type||No. of Center|
80 computer centers from the total 211 have the affiliation from N.I.E.L.I.T (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology), Department of Information Technology; Government of India- I.T Department. Each applicant undergoes an online examination conducted by NIELIT post their course completion. The certificate holds a significant value.
Few of the computer centers are also regulated with Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Limited and Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited. About 2000 people have been part of the same, 2016 onwards.
Vedanta Foundation runs centers with small N.G.Os, trusts, and schools at Gram Panchayat level creating 18,000-20,000 beneficiaries annually from the remotest parts of India.
Crime and Criminal are distinct and independent.
Vedanta foundation runs computer training centers for jail inmates within their premises. 21 centers identified nationwide are accumulated under the title “Umeed”. Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttrakhand and West Bengal are few states where the centers run. It started with a vision to transform the will of the jail inmates. The program invigorated the lives of over 20,000 of them from the very beginning. The good work of the foundation is often acknowledged and appreciated. Jail authorities of critical jails like Tihar, Rohini and Haldwani talk highly about “Umeed”.