The Vocational Training Teams committee on behalf of Rotary International District 9102 – to include Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger – recently launched two major projects, the Knowledge Bank and Vocational Service Projects, ahead of its January vocational service month celebration.
On behalf of District Governor Victor Yaw Asante, the District Vocational Training Team’s Chair, together with its fellow Country Chairs and committee members for this Rotary year, encouraged partners in service to come and deposit their competencies into the newly-created virtual knowledge bank project and join in to celebrate the forgotten avenues of Service. This project was launched virtually by the District Governor. Ahead of the launch, major stakeholder engagements were carried out with several blocks to include the Council of Presidents, Rotaractors, Francophone and Anglophone blocks. During January – the vocational service month, the committee took turns to support the district Rotary through vocational service.
The Chair further called on all to imagine fearlessly a sustainable future using business and professional life as the foundation, and vocational service as a major force in promoting same. To Rotary International, the object of Vocational Service, she said, is to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions; recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
This January, the committee encouraged all Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to pride themselves on being able to use their professional stature and knowledge to make things happen in the district and in our communities. As a district goal, all were encouraged and reminded of the need to visit the learning centre today, to continue learning in order to be part of the winning team. Rotary provides humanitarian service, promotes high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build international understanding, goodwill and peace. With our progressive attitude, all partners in service are called to do everything in their power to distinguish their profession and promote its highest ethical standards so as to improve the quality of life all in our community and district at large.
Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotarians are always working to better our world and stay committed to the end.