david church

Volunteer: david church


I served in Namibia, at a small clinic in Mpungu Vlei in the Kavango Region from 2007-2009.  I was a Health Volunteer who's main goal was HIV Education.  During my 2 years I developed and ran an after school program for OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children), ran monthly HIV Awareness Events with a group of HIV+ people from the community, created a movie theater which helped to fund a feeding program for HIV+ people at the clinic, helped acquire funds for a sewing business, as well as smaller activities around the clinic itself. After completing my 2 years, myself and 2 friends backpacked from Namibia, up the eastern coast of Africa to Egypt, through Israel and then made out way across Europe to Ireland.

2007 - 2009

Contributions from david church

  1. Namibia My New Best Friend

    Once a year, the clinic I volunteered at provided inoculations for polio.  This brought people out from deep in the bush, that I normally would never meet.  When this little girl came into the clinic, I knew immediately, she had Downs' Syndrome.  None of the health professionals at my clinic recognized or knew what it was.  She and I bonded immediately.  She giggled and laughed as she sat on my lap waiting for her injection.  People from the community treated her differently because of the wa...

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.