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Photo Slide Show - Sam Duncan in the Congo
Friday, October 05, 2018, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Photo Slide show of the Congo
RSVP: Call the office (510)204-9200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 3:00-4:00 pm
WHERE: Ashby Village Office
1821 Catalina Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94707
Open to all!
PARKING: Neighborhood street parking might be limited!
Please call us if you need a ride at least one week before the event
Sam Duncan, an AV volunteer for 4 years, will present a slide show of the his time in Congo and talk about the history and culture of this dynamic country.
In 1962 Sam, a Computer Science major, began working on missiles for General Dynamics. After 7 years he decided he did not want to help make weapons for the rest of his life, so he volunteered with a nonprofit group that places teachers in various countries, the biggest need of which at the time was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo). He taught Math and Physics at a branch of the national university for 10 years and two of his three children were born there. After his time in Congo, he returned to the United States to catch up on the quickly growing field of computers. Shortly afterwards, he capitalized on his increasing skills and understandings around computers and went with the same nonprofit group to the Philippines for 3 years to set up a computer center at a university. Sam then moved to Philadelphia to work for the same organization, and was there until he resigned in 2013, finally making his move to Berkeley.