Rotary Kshemam was envisioned with the goal of helping individuals, starting from an individual to within a family unit to community as a whole recognise their resources, options for the way forward, and resolve conflicts. This can result in reduced family conflict, safety, and balanced relationships..
Rotary Kshemam was conceived as an initiative to work in one of the 6 areas of focus of Rotary International – Peace and Conflict Resolution, more specifically in the area of Mental health, to create safe and happy communities.
Conceived by Rtn. Dr. Vasuprada Kartic of RC Hyderabad North, Kshemam was launched as a club-level project in 2017.
The project gradually grew with collaboration of other mental health professionals. More than 1000 hours of voluntary mental health work has been achieved through counseling, workshops, TV appearances, newspaper articles, and many more.
Rotary Kshemam is today a District 3150 project. The increasing number of farmer’s suicides got our District Governor Rtn. Shivannarayana’s attention and he was instrumental in increasing the scope of Rotary Kshemam to now include Economic and community Development.
True to this year’s theme “Rotary Connects the World”, Mental health professionals beyond RID 3150 and across continents have pledged their valuable time to the project. It is the first time that Mental health professionals are directly involved in the service delivery. It is a project conceived and designed by a Mental Health professional with vast experience in media presence and community outreach and will be executed by Mental health professionals.
First time that there will be an everyday Mental Health awareness program through our TV Channel partner CVR Health and articles and the project activities will be covered in print media through Hans India, an English daily. The links and content will be made available here and also shared with different RIDs so that they can use them.
We welcome all the clubs in our district to undertake projects in “Rotary Kshemam” in realizing Rotary’s vision of building safe and happy communities around us. First time that professionals who are multilingual would be reaching out in the following: