Academy of Lifelong Learning

AN AMERICAN VOLUNTEER IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Ginny Davis

 

Mondays, January 30 – March 6 (six weeks)

4:15 – 5:30 pm

Lecture/Discussion

 

This course is directed toward (but not limited to) older persons who are interested in working in volunteer situations, learning about other cultures, and having new travel experiences. The course is based on my 27-month experience in Namibia as a health volunteer focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Topics include a history of the Peace Corps and its current standing, information about volunteer options and how to apply, a specific account of my volunteer work in Namibia, cultural/historical information about the many tribes in Namibia, and a travelogue of parts of southern and eastern Africa with emphasis on wildlife and cultural groups.

 

GINNY DAVIS has had several very different careers: teacher, artist, master cabinetmaker and occupational therapist (with a passion for travel whenever she could squeeze it in). She has a Bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree in occupational therapy from Temple, and served in the Peace Corps during 2008 and 2009 after an early retirement. Ginny moved to Chestertown in 2015 from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.