2005-10-07 / Community

Rotary Will Sponsor Free Trip To Africa

John Hennessy, President of the Rockaway Rotary, announced that interviews will be held to select participants for a vocational exchange to Africa, provided free of charge through the Rotary.

Interviews will be conducted on October 24, 2005 at 6 p.m. at York College Academic Core Building, 92-40 Guy Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, New York. The five person team will be led by a Rotary leader, where they will travel to Central African countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon and Zaire. While in Africa, each team member will be introduced to the nearest equivalent of their profession as practiced in Africa, and will spend a total of 40 (one week) vocational hours there.

The Rotary Foundation will supply the airfare to the continent, the hosting African Rotarian supplies, room and board, and internal transportation in the countries.

Those who apply must be:

-U.S. Citizens.

-25-45 years of age.

-Employed in a position for at least two years.

-Resident of or employed in District 7250, which is Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau counties.

In preparation for the trip, team members will acquire their own visas and passports, and learn about the countries they will visit.

The team will leave sometime in April. Later in 2006, an African team will come to the United States for the vocational exchange program.

For more information and an application, contact chairman John J. Howley at (718) 945-2700.

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