Dumbula Xavier

Individual Member

Country: Zambia

I was born on 1st September, 1990 at Namwala General Hospital. I` am Christian by religion, Catholic to be specific and an indigenous Zambian, Tonga by tribe. I did my primary grade from 1997 to 2003 at three different schools namely Lubanga Shaboongwe basic school, Simanje Basic School and Chiyobola basic School respectively. The first two are in Namwala district while the latter in Monze district.

Therefore, in 2004 I went to Canisius Secondary School for my junior level. After sitting for my grade 9 examinations in 2005, I passed and was taken into boarding from being a day scholar. 2006 to 2008 was my senior secondary level at the same secondary school owned and managed by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits fathers) in Chikuni Mission.

In 2010, I was accepted at Evelyn Hone College under the Education department to study Social work. Industrial attachments were also done during the holidays for experience purpose. I did my attachments at Chikuni Mission Hospital. After two years down the line on 12th July, 2012 was the graduation day and I was awarded a Diploma in Social work. 

Fortunately in October 2013, I was called to sit for interviews at Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program (CHAMP) as a social worker/ Counselor.  On 1st November, 2012, I started work at a community Learning Center (CLC) managed by CHAMP. The Operations department dealt with the provision of various social services in communities surrounding the CLC, onsite focused group discussions with youths and other most at risk populations.  On the other hand, the Business department had activities that enabled income generation for sustainability purposes of the CLC.

However, the project came to an end in December 2013 and I was offered another job as a Learning Centre Officer/consultancy at the 990 Talkline that provides information, counseling and makes referrals on health and psychosocial services. This was effective1st January, 2014 till date.