Vedanta Foundation focuses on underprivileged youth in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Vedanta foundation, a multifaceted philanthropic initiative of London listed Vedanta Resources Plc, has opened three computer centres in Odisha to provide basic computer, networking and internet education for underprivileged youth.

The computer centres, opened at Baterlima, Chhatrapur and Basantpada villages near Vedanta group’s alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district on Wednesday, would be helpful towards the Prime Minister?s Mission of ?Digital India?, a foundation release said today.

Vedanta Foundation, fully funded charitable trust of Vedanta Resources Plc with a heart for social development for the underprivileged population in the country, would organise free coaching classes six days a week for two months for those who wish to learn basic computer but cannot access and afford it due to lack of opportunity in the area and expensive coaching fees of commercial classes, it said.

With its new computer centres, Foundation will be targeting about 280 villages to provide basic computer education to nearly 900 beneficiaries. With its existing ten centers now foundation will be offering services around 108 villages in Odisha where around 1300 students are getting free computer, networking and internet education, it said.

Ms Suman Didwania , Founder Trustee, Vedanta Foundation – said the Foundation was committed to bring social changes through various activities for the people in India and we are extremely happy to have ten computer centers only in Odisha to provide basic foundation to economically backward talented students.