Students of Vedanta College of Management and Information Technology (VCMIT), Vithalwadi, Mumbai, will now ‘EARN while they LEARN’
INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: Vedanta Foundation has always maintained a zest for creating opportunities and giving everyone a chance at self development. This precept of Vedanta Foundation has formed the genesis of Vedanta College of Management and Information Technology, started in 2010, in Vithalwadi, a small town outside Mumbai, to primarily help the marginalized youth, pursue management and IT courses. The aim of the institution to uplift the youth, by giving them access to quality education as well as to bring about a holistic growth and development in them.
26th October 2012, witnessed the launch of a seemly project by Vedanta Foundation with the view of generating livelihood facility for the students of VCMIT. A domestic Call Center, in collaboration with Enser Communications Pvt. Ltd., was inaugurated in the Vithalwadi College campus. This call center is a promising initiative for Vedanta Foundation’s ‘Earn while you Learn’ campaign.
The underlying idea is to help the students of the college, predominantly belonging to modest backgrounds, earn an emolument which enables them to support their education and their families.
The project was received by the students with great enthusiasm. The first batch, comprised of 50 students, has commenced work. Care has been taken to maintain comfortable work hours which do not clash with lecture timings and also to ensure that the students find plenty of time for their studies, post work.
“Earn while you Learn, is our attempt to embolden the students by giving them an opportunity to gain financial independence and to boost their confidence as they venture deeper into the realms of education and growth”, said Mr. T Ravikrishnan, on being requested to express his views on the initiative.
Echoing his thoughts, Mr. Rajnish Sarna said, “We, at Enser, are thrilled about our partnership with Vedanta Foundation. We look forward to this rewarding venture and are excited about getting a chance to connect with these bright, young students’’.
Exploring options to create a conducive earning opportunity through gainful employment of the college students with the objective of ensuring continuity of the education of the financially weak students is one of Vedanta Foundation’s social development goals.
Vedanta’s Sustainable Development Work
Through 167 formal partnerships with NGOs, government bodies, academic institutions and hospitals, Vedanta through its foundation has reached out to 2.7 million people in 550 villages. The group has invested more than INR 180 Crores in various programmes through 2010-11. 10 lakh students have benefited through its computer education programme. More than 22 lakh people are being provided healthcare through hospitals and rural health posts. 2.5 lakh children are provided healthy mid-day meals in schools in partnership with NGOs and Government. Self Help Groups are empowering women.