The first major program under "Vidya" is "Vidya Vahana". Students in remote rural hamlets had to wade through thick forests in diverse weather conditions of scorching sun and heavy monsoon downpour to get to school. This trek of more than 10 kms was prompting many parents to withdraw their children, especially girls, from school. After detailed discussion with local school authorities, parents and well wishers, Soham Foundation decided to donate a brand new van and institute the service "Vidya Vahana" that goes to remote villages and ferries children and teachers to and from school, free of charge. This service, originally conceptualised to help about 25 children, is today being used by over 75 children on a daily basis. The result is that there have been re-enrolments and virtually no dropouts. Today, the students reach school fresh to soak in a days learning and go home safe and recharged, eager to devote time to studies and their families. This program has been in operation since August 2005.
Soham as a green power company was established with the idea of providing clean and sustainable energy.