At Medha, we go beyond the basics of ethical business practices and embrace our responsibility to the society. As a company that believes in technology and strives on innovation, we see the importance of helping the upcoming generation, who will be the backbone of the Indian society and responsible for growth and prosperity of the nation in the coming years. In 2006, Medha started Medha Charitable Trust, which focuses on uplifting underprivileged students and helps them in completing their education. Medha has pledged to fund Medha Charitable Trust for all its initiatives.
It has been the mission of Medha Charitable Trust to ensure that no young talent goes waste due to lack of resources. We’ve been able to tackle that by providing students with financial assistance, monitoring, guidance and encouragement. The scope of Medha Charitable Trust is to cover all the fields related to education, such as providing infrastructure to colleges, providing aid to students for their college fees, exam fees, books and college uniforms, assisting the bright and needy in the form of merit-based scholarships and providing skill-based training to the unemployed youth.
Medha Helping Hands
The primary focus of Medha Charitable Trust when it started in 2007 was to help government colleges and their students in states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. Since its inception, Medha Charitable Trust has helped over 22 lakh students in over 1000 colleges for 9 years. A number of Medha’s associates stood behind this cause and helped in successfully meeting our yearly goals. The associates travelled to schools and colleges each year to personally distribute study material and text books to all students. They spent a lot of time with the students in understanding their problems and bring back these problems for discussion to find solutions. In 2016 the Government of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh decided to provide text books to all students in government colleges and hence, Medha Charitable Trust stopped this initiative to find other venues to help improve education in India.
Medha Sampurna Siksha
Though we provided books to lakhs of students over the years, we saw the need to help the meritorious students who deserved higher education in the best colleges possible. We started a new initiative in 2012 to sponsor complete educational requirements for students who are meritorious as well as economically weak. Each year we conduct a scholarship exam for students from government schools and pick the toppers after evaluating each students’ socio-economic status. A number of Medha’s associates stand behind this initiative and participate in all these activities. Today we have 300 students who have benefited from this programme who are studying in the best colleges and universities in Telangana. Each year we continue to take 100 students from the state of Telangana in India.
Medha Naipunya Nirmana
In 2017 we started a new initiative to help skill India and improve the quality of workforce in the manufacturing sector. We have tied up with several central government institutes who train for 6 months and provide placements services. We have successfully trained and placed about 100 candidates in 2017 and are gearing up to be able to train and place 1000 candidates per year. Students who couldn’t complete their education due to lack of resources and knowledge are most benefitted with this initiative. We are also providing 3 year diploma scholarships to 30 candidates per year. Although this initiative are fairly new, we are pleased to have touched many lives in a short period of time and are excited about the future possibilities to help the upcoming generation.
It is our hope that as Medha grows, we will be able to help more people.
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