Our Association

Association  with Rotary Bangalore West

Rotary Bangalore West (RBW), and PMI Bangalore Chapter (PMI, BC) started their association 12 years back. Both our organizations offer services where “projects” are a key part. While RBW implements many social projects every year, PMI promotes the science of project management. Thus, we have a deep common interest in projects.
For 11 years in succession, PMI and RBW have conducted a one-day program on Project Management, aimed at introducing PM practices to budding leaders. (IBM has been a lead partner in this). Funds saved from these seminars have helped RBW conduct a number of social projects, just some of which are:
  1. Free cataract surgeries for the needy, with Narayana Nethralaya.
  2. Many Jaipur foot camps
  3. Building comfort stations in girls’ schools-a high impact project that improves girls’ school attendance significantly
  4. Polio eradication programs-Rotary has played a significant part in ridding India of new polio cases
  5. Free pediatric heart surgeries, along with Narayana Hrudayalaya.
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In the last 3 years, RBW has undertaken an ambitious project to provide hundreds of solar LED lamps to Std X students, aimed at countering the woeful power situation in rural areas.  This is a program of large proportions in which RBW gets help from Rotary clubs in the US and also Rotary foundation. (www.rotary.org/FOUNDATION). In this program, PMI,BC has made –not only financial contributions, but has also provided project management expertise.

RBW is proud to be a partner with PMI Bangalore Chapter. “We are pleased that our partnership is growing from strength to strength. There are many more joint initiatives, especially in the area of building a body of knowledge in good project management practices for the social sector”, says BR Bharath, RBW President-2012-13. RBW is also conducting a contest “Applying Project Management Principles to Social Projects” for PMPC participants. Click HERE to know more on this.

To know more about Rotary and the work of Rotary Bangalore West, visit us at the RBW stall in PMPC-2012. You may also mail bharathcbros@gmail.com