The Rotary Foundation/ Group Study Exchange District 9200

Group Study Exchange Team from District 9200 Tanzania

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At our evening Meeting in April we were privileged to welcome the Group Study Exchange Team from District 9200. This District covers 5east African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Ethopia, Eritrea and Uganda: whichhosts120 Rotary Clubs with a membership of 38,000.

The Team [ rather tired andstilladjustingtoourintemperatetemperatures]were ; Sam Bwaya [Team Leader] a Senior Audit Manager from Kampala Uganda, Margaret Githaiga who works in Banking from Nairobi Kenya, Samantha Mwesigye a Lawyer with The Ministry of Justice from Kampala Uganda and Prossy Najjuma a Human Resources Manager in a Hotel from Kampala Uganda.

This District covers a very culturally diverse area, a population of some 200 million people who speak 300 different languages. The main ethnic groups are Arab, European and Asian. The population itself is divided 52% female, 48% male; 85% rural and 15% urban. Agriculture is the main occupation of this District, especially the growing of coffee, tea,sisal and animal husbandry [particularly cattle, but not as we know them!].

Rotaract is very active in this District, there are many community projects particularly with a focus on the provision of clean water and sanitation. Through Rotaract there are many opportunities for networking, fellowship and FUN!!

We thank this Team for a highly informative evening with a lively and interesting presentation and we hope that through our brief fellowship together there might be the opportunity for our Club to become involved in a project in District 9200.