Providing opportunities to connect communities and cultures
Giving back to our community. This is the core focus that has led WOM to nurture community initiatives that focus on personal and social growth.
Leading the way is the Rekha and Sudhir Puranik Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM). Established in 2000 by the founders themselves, this is a non-profit organization headquartered in Houston, Texas offering volunteer and study abroad programs at WOM’s location in Pune, India.
The foundation seeks to culturally immerse students and adults from the USA and India by broadening their exposure to global, social and economic issues. Programs range from healthcare, childcare, teaching, and construction to conservation, wildlife and animal care. Using alternative and renewable energy sources spread over a 24-acre property in Pune, the Foundation has succeeded in establishing a fully sustainable community that reflects its deep-rooted loyalty to environmental causes.
WOM offices and employees worldwide participate in non-profit charities and fund-raising efforts to open minds, nurture the environment, and empower the spirit. These initiatives include:
Derricks & Diamonds Softball Tournament: Each year WOM sponsors teams to participate in this softball tournament and gala to raise funds for Texas Children’s Hospital and The Snowdrop Foundation
Derricks & Dice: WOM sponsors this event which benefits the Society of Professional Women in Petroleum’s Annual Scholarship Fund.
Indu Puranik Scholarship Program: To encourage children of employees in India and to promote their talent in academics and sports.
WOM UK donates funds to local primary schools annually, which provides young people opportunities to enjoy their world and excel in it.
WOM ME supports the Rashid Centre for the Disabled in Dubai in raising awareness of the methods used to help the physically challenged integrate into society.