ACC Trust empowers around 1.2 lakh students through its Vidya Utkarsh initiative
ACC Trust, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of ACC Ltd, has always focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged, marginalized and economically backward communities through programmes that encompass livelihood, education, health & sanitation and women empowerment.
In India, several communities lack the access to quality education. Recognizing the need to support educational institutions, ACC Trust, through its initiative Vidya Utkarsh aims to provide quality education to underprivileged students to foster an inclusive and safe learning environment.
Through this initiative, ACC Trust has supported 288 schools and empowered a total of 118898 students so far. In addition to providing equality education, ACC Trust has also awarded 1468 scholarships to meritorious students. In 2020, the programme also equipped 65 government schools with e-learning systems.
Mr. Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD and CEO, ACC Limited said, “At ACC, we have always remained committed to transforming lives and creating a better tomorrow. Through our programme Vidya Utkarsh, we aim to work towards social development of communities, and provide equal opportunities to students from economically weaker sections of the society. Empowering communities is pivotal to our ethos, and we will continue to work towards their socio-economic welfare.”
Under Vidya Utkarsh, there are numerous interventions that aim to improve the quality of education in schools. It includes projects to ensure age specific learning modules along with introduction to technology-led knowledge solutions such as smart classes, interactive kiosks, as well as home-based learning.
Along with running 15 of its own schools, ACC Trust provides access to online scholarship through ACC Vidya Saarthi. To further promote girl education, ACC Trust introduced ‘ACC ki Laadli’ that aims to support girl children to get back to school.
ACC strives to deliver high-quality education for all as it is essential for the sustainable development of the nation. Through these initiatives, ACC will continue to build harmonious relationships with the communities in which it operates.