Egypt Open Team

Project Full
March 22, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Participation Fee
What's Included


Join Maranatha’s first open team volunteer project in Egypt. Maranatha has received a request to build classrooms for Nile Union Academy Elementary School in Cairo. Volunteers on this project will assemble three new classrooms that are half block and half panel sheeting walls. In addition to the construction, the group will also run programs for the children. This team will be relatively small, so confirmation will be based on order of registration and construction experience. We look forward to this exciting opportunity in Egypt!


School Classroom Construction

Community Outreach

Dwain and Nellie Ferguson,
Project Coordinators
George Alder,
Construction Superintendent
Wednesday, March 22
Arrival in Cairo
Thursday, March 23
Work Days
Saturday, March 25
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, March 26
Work Days with midweek excursion
Saturday, April 1
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, April 2
Departure from Cairo or Optional Excursion
Monday, April 3
Optional Excursion Departure
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in the afternoon or evening of Wednesday, March 22. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart in the morning or afternoon of Sunday, April 2. Those joining the optional excursion will depart on Monday, April 3.
Nile Union Academy
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Cairo, Egypt, where you will be met by Maranatha representatives. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project. More information os available in the information packet available for download above.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle at

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at


When contacting the Azumano or Butler travel agencies, make sure you mention Maranatha for discounted booking fees.

Pyramids of Egypt

During the project, volunteers will take a day to explore parts of ancient Egypt. The main attraction will be the Pyramids of Giza. These iconic structures were built as large burial complexes for the pharaohs. The area includes three large pyramids and three smaller ones, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, and other historic sites of interest, including cemeteries and remains of a workers’ village. In addition to touring the pyramids, there are also several markets and museums in Cairo that the group will visit as time allows.

Optional Excursion: Luxor Day Tour - $400

At the end of the project, join Maranatha on an excursion to Luxor, the site of the ancient Egyptian capital of Thebes. Luxor is considered the greatest outdoor museum in the world and contains nearly one third of the world’s antiquities. On this one-day tour, volunteers will visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the halls and columns of Karnak, and the Luxor Temple. Throughout the visit, the group will be accompanied by a personal guide and an informative Egyptologist.

Volunteers will depart on the tour on the morning of April 2 and return that night to Cairo for their departures the following morning. The excursion fee of $400 includes the extra night at Nile Union Academy in Cairo, domestic flights, airport transfers, ground transportation, a private lunch, entrance fees, and bilingual guides.

Egypt Facts & Figures




94,666,993 (July 2016)




Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters


Muslim 90%, Christian 10%


Egyptian Pound

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return
  • Tourist Visa
Medical Requirements & Precautions
Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.