In a country twice the size of California, half the population of 1.8 million people, comprised of about 11 different ethnic groups, is under the age of 15. Independent since 1990, Namibia and her children face an uncertain future. While AIDS and economic dislocation have greatly impacted the country, Namibia is relatively prosperous, stable, and safe, and therefore is an ideal environment for affecting change. Much is being done, but the challenges ahead are immense.
Getting involved begins with understanding the challenges.