A service club which brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, gender or political preference. The club has implemented numerous successful projects serving the community at large.
The Cause Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) is based out of Whitefield and is engaged in various social initiatives in and around Bengaluru. In the last seven years of its existence, it has implemented and conducted several Community Service Projects:
• Work with 7 Government schools in the area (covering 3,000+ kids)
• Conduct blood donation camps regularly (last year collected over 2000 units)
• Sponsored corrective surgeries for people with permanent vertebral deformation
• Work with the local population in arresting glaucoma and other eye ailments
Plant trees (cumulative 50,000+) Funds raised from the Midnight Marathon will be used to expand the scope of the club’s activities. This year the club has focused on four projects with significant social impacts. The club is calls them “Signature Projects”. These are,
Adoption of a Government School
RBITC has been working with the management of the Imidahalli High School (with 695 students) for interventions at multiple levels – infrastructure, science & computer labs, potable drinking water, upgrading toilet facilities, library & books, teachers’ training, conducting classes through volunteers.
Integrated Village Development
RBITC has adopted a village near Hoskote (B. Thimmasandra) for “Integrated Village Development”. This will involve interventions in the areas of healthcare, education, water, sanitation, livelihood and skill development. We have already conducted a medical camp for all the residents (108 families) of the village.
Lighting for Literacy (LFL)
in partnership with Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, California. This project has been showcased in the Whitehouse and focuses on providing Solar Lighting to schools for underprivileged children and orphanages.
Potable Water Project for a Village
This will cater to almost 20,000 people, including government schools in the vicinity. This will be set up in a village with active support of the Panchayat, who will donate land and provide water supply. The purification of water will be done by adopting the advanced Reverse Osmosis technology. The plant itself will be self-sustaining. Its day-to-day operations and maintenance will be taken care of from the revenue garnered by selling the purified water. This project will then be expanded to several villages in and around Bengaluru, where the quality of water is suspect due to deep bore wells being the only source of potable water. This project will also help improve sanitation, with significant reduction in communicable diseases.
Last year Rotary International itself has exceeded its goal to raise more than $200 million to match a $355 million challenge grant over several years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to eradicate polio.