RBWC’s CSR Collaboration Workshop – 5th Edition


Rotary Bangalore Whitefield Central (RBWC)’s CSR Collaboration Workshop has been conceived and designed as a think-and-act platform for CSR practitioners from corporates cutting across different business domains.  This Workshop has been curated by Rtn Manoj Kabre in conjunction with Ms Sheela Kedarinath an Mr Deepak Prabhu, practising CSR professionals.

Major objective of this much eagerly-awaited annual flagship event of RBWC is to leverage the combined experience and expertise of the CSR managers not just to identify community projects of significant social impact but also actions plans for implementing them and thus improve the success of the CSR projects supported by the corporates.

The 5th edition of this annual flagship event of Rotary Bangalore Whitefield Central (RBWC) organized on this 16th Oct 2019 at Hotel Fortune Select, Whitefield witnessed a robust participation from 29 CSR leaders and managers from 25 corporates that included Collins Aerospace, Oerlikon Balzers, Intuit, Oceo Water, SAGE, Uber and UST Global.

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At the beginning of the workshop President of RBWC Rtn Bharath presented a video that showcased the success of the projects that were the outcomes of the previous four workshops.  These projects have helped lift thousands of people from poor and disadvantaged sections – especially children and women – from their penuries of debilitating ill-health, illiteracy etc.  Through this video, RBWC gratefully acknowledged extensive support given to these projects from corporates like MBRDI, Tesco, IQVIA, Herbalife and others.

Giving a beneficiary-perspective to these projects, Block Education Officer (BEO), representing Bangalore South-4 division of the Karnataka Education Department spoke on the high-impact that the education-related projects of RBWC and thanked the corporates for their support and help for the cause of government school children

At the beginning of the business session of the workshop, Rtn Manoj Kabre briefed the participants about the structure and format of the Workshop to guide their thinking and reporting.  Thereafter, the participants were formed in four focus groups to discuss on the themes:  Environment, Health and Sanitation, Education and Literacy and Mother & Child Welfare.  Each group was facilitated by Rotarians who were experts on the theme.

Deliberation of these teams were recorded and presented by the teams with their recommendations and detailed action plans for implementation.

While proposing a vote of thanks, Rtn Chandrasekaran, reiterated that these recommendations and actions plans would be converted into projects with specific outcomes and timeframes. He gratefully acknowledged the support of M/s Waterlife for sponsoring this Workshop and also thanked them for their implementation support for various CWS projects of RBWC.

Entire workshop was anchored and moderated by the lively and vivacious Rtn Karan Bindal who had the audience in splits during the interludes with his witty anecdotes, humorous remarks and funny repartees.

The evening was brought to a grand climax with a mesmerising performance of music and songs by the visually-impaired team of Samarthanam Trust. This signing-off part of the Workshop was a fitting and an apt close to the evening that reflected the true spirit of the CSR Collaboration Workshop and RBWC.

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