A team of five young professionals from different walks of life were chosen by the Rotary Foundation to travel to Mexico for about one month as part of a Group Study Exchange programme. This is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.
Management professor Rajesh C Jampala of P. B. Siddhartha College, who is also a Rotarian and member of Sree Durga Club and leading this team, said that they would visit four states of Mexico including Sinaloa, Sonora, Baha California Sur and Baha California.
As a part of vocational visit, he said the team would be visiting University of Sanora, Ford Motor Corporation, IPN Research Centre, Tecate Brewery and other cultural and historical places of importance.
The team would address various Rotary Clubs and members about Indian culture and heritage.
Four non-Rotarians will be given opportunity every year in this unique programme.
Mr. Rajesh said that the team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas.
The members will stay with host families at various cities of Mexico and understand the local culture by interacting with family members.
The Rotary International has designed this programme to promote international understanding and thereby achieving world peace.