expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Despite this like so many other sub-Saharan countries Namibia has fallen victim to the deadly spread of the HIV/AIDS
virus leaving one quarter of the entire population infected and 60,000 children orphaned (with 120,000
children orphaned in total.)
Trafficking is also a known problem in Namibia, but as with so many
other African countries of no tradition of making or retaining birth certificates, who can prove who they are or what child "belongs" to what family
allows this trade to flourish largely unchecked.
Volunteer work programs in Namibia inevitably focus on supporting AIDS orphans, rolling out
preventative health care programs as well as conservation
projects to maintain the country's ecosystem. If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Namibia let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!