One can spot the Rotary wheel on more than 1,000 newly-built houses spread across the five revenue districts of Kerala that comprise RID 3211. The 139 clubs of the district have come together to construct 316 new houses and complete pending work in 700 partially built houses under Snehaveedu — ‘a home for the homeless’ project which is the brainchild of DG E K Luke.
With the successful completion of this mega housing project, Rotary has reinforced the Kerala government’s Life Mission programme which includes ‘home for the homeless’ as one of the key objectives.
A grand start
A district seminar, last July, on Snehaveedu was a big success with participation of 1,000 Rotarians. “On the same day, new Rotary houses were handed over to ten families by the State Finance Minister T M Thomas Issac,” recalled Project Chair K Babumon. With Rotarians’ support and generous CSR funding, the initial target of 500 houses was revised to 1,000 units.
RI Director C Basker along with his spouse Mala inaugurated three new houses a few months back.
The Snehaveedu project was implemented by a committed team led by Babumon with support PDGs K S Sasikumar, K P Ramachandran Nair, Associate Governor M Ajit Kumar and District Secretary General N Shine Kumar.