More PMIEF Stories from Congress and LIM


10 November 2015

Kendra Modzelewski

Written by Kendra Modzelewski

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Ana Carolina Gaeta, PMIEF Liaison from the Manaus Chapter (Brazil) meets and chats with PMI Founder Jim Snyder at the PMIEF Booth at PMI® Global Congress 2015—North America.

Our first update on our involvement with LIM and congress featured a PMIEF Award Winner, a Chapter President, and a PMIEF Liaison.  But we have more exciting volunteer stories to share.  

Mohamed Khalifa Hassan, PMIEF Translator and PMIEF Liaison
PMI Arabian Gulf Chapter, Kuwait

“This year I translated Projects from the Future so now one of the biggest populations can download the Arabic version. This is one of the biggest achievements for me, for PMIEF, and for Arabic-speaking people.”

Mohamed Khalifa is a veteran chapter volunteer with the PMI Arabian Gulf Chapter, and has been committed to working with PMIEF since he learned about the Foundation in 2009.  Since then, he has developed new resources for youth and translated existing materials into Arabic.  This includes the translation of Projects from the Future, a resource that teaches kids as young as six project management skills.

At Congress, Mohamed shared his plans to develop a teacher training initiative in 2016, using his PM expertise and background education in social entrepreneurship.

Ana Carolina Gaeta, PMIEF Liaison
PMI Manaus, Brazil Chapter

“I already knew about the work of PMIEF in NGOs and institutions and that its focus is to use project management for social welfare, through education programs for children, youth and adult.”

Ana Carolina Gaeta is serving in the role of PMIEF Liaison for the PMI Manaus Chapter in Brazil. The PMI Manaus Chapter has developed programs and cultivated opportunities to give back to their community for years. As a PMIEF Liaison, Ana Carolina works closely with the chapter board to ensure ongoing volunteer support.

One of her major initiatives is the Project Management to Transform which began last year with two separate PM trainings. The goal is to bring PM knowledge to children from impoverished communities in the region.  Ana Carolina used her time at congress to share her enthusiasm with PMIEF staff, board members, and PMI Founder Jim Snyder.  

Rita Read, PMIEF Board of Directors

“I find it very energizing to see [the volunteers’] passion for the foundation and their enthusiasm toward giving back to their communities.”

PMIEF Board of Directors member Rita Read has met chapter community volunteers at both the 2015 EMEA and North America congresses.  Rita enjoys meeting volunteers from around the globe, sharing “I always find it very rewarding to talk in person with PMI volunteers and hear about all the wonderful project management for social good programs they are initiating in their chapters.”   

As Chair of the Board’s Development Committee, Rita also supports the work of PMIEF Volunteers through her advisory role on the PMIEF Engagement Committee for PMI Communities.  The Engagement Committee, a group of volunteer ambassadors, promote awareness of the foundation and its mission around the globe.