Rotary seeks team to visit Uganda

Do you have skills that could help someone see better and read better? Do you have skills that could help someone grow more nourishing food? Or skills that could help someone deal with trauma or maternal health issues?

Rotary District 6420, which covers the northwest corner of Illinois, is planning a two-week Vocational Training Team project in northern Uganda, in the Nebbi District. This is the second Vocational Training Team project for the district. In 2011, the district sent a team to Guatemala to work with staff at a vocational training school for the country’s Mayan citizens.

For the Ugandan team, the district is looking for applicants who have skill sets and at least two years of experience in these areas: doctor specializing in ophthalmology, doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, nurse, trauma counselor, literacy/education/libraries and sustainable agriculture. Applicants may be working in their field of expertise or retired.

Airfare, lodging, meals and transportation in Uganda will be provided by Rotary.

The plan is to select a team of seven applicants. One of the seven applicants needs to be a Rotarian, who will also serve as team leader. Application deadline is Oct. 20. Interviews will take place in November and the team will be selected by Dec. 1. Dates for the project are Feb. 8-23.

A link to the application can be found at rotary6420.org. For information, call 815-238-0318 or email cnewton@galgazette.com.