If you know of WATER AND SANITATION EXPERTS (Rotarians or non-Rotarians) in your community who would be interested in applying for the District 5440  VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM TRIP TO KENYA this summer please contact District VTT chair Ron Hammel.   Applications must be received by April 15, 2013.  

Our first Vocational Training Team (VTT) Global Grant is awaiting final approval from Rotary International.    A team of six water and sanitation experts from Districts 5440 and 5450 will travel to Nairobi, Kenya in June or July for four weeks.   Travel expenses will be paid through a Rotary Global Grant.

Our team will work with District 9200 Kenyans in Nairobi and four villages outside of Nairobi to train local officials.  Some of the subjects these experts will teach include:

- Resource mapping

- Urban community water management

- Community solid waste management

- Sanitation/hygiene practices

-  Youth in business

-  Water and sanitation as business in the rural context

-  Water purification techniques

-  Maintenance of boreholes and solar pumping equipment.  

Our team members will work closely with a Kenyan Vocational Training Team (VTT) while in Kenya.  The Kenyan team of four will travel to District 5440 and 5450 later in the year for more extensive training.

The candidates will be chosen based on their experience and skills in the areas addressed above.  Please e-mail your CV or resume and the Global Grants Vocational Training Team Member Application (see link below) to:

Ron Hammel

3511 Palen Rd.

Cheyenne, WY 82007




Mike Forney, District Governor