Family Project Kenya

Project Full
July 12 - 26, 2017
Participation Fee
$1,595 for Adults. $1,445 for Children 12 and under
What's Included


Maranatha has recently started work in the fascinating country of Kenya. There is a great need for churches and schools and local church leadership has requested Maranatha’s assistance.

On this project, volunteers will be building new classrooms for the Getare Adventist School This primary school has been in existence for the last 20 years and has a thriving group of students. Their current classrooms are made out of mud and the students and leadership of the school have to keep adding more mud to keep the buildings together. Maranatha will be providing brand new metal structures that are designed to last generations and will not only provide a better learning experience for the current students, but will open up more space for additional students.

In addition to the construction of the school classrooms, volunteers will also reach out into the local community to conduct outreach such as children’s ministry programs, health education, and much more. More information will be available shortly. This project will also feature kid-friendly activities and is geared towards families.


School Classroom Construction

Medical Clinics

Community Outreach

Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Kyle and Michelle Fiess,
Children's Day Program Leaders
Wednesday, July 12
Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, July 13
Travel to Kisii
Friday, July 14
Work Day
Saturday, July 15
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 16
Work Days
Saturday, July 22
Worship with the Local Congregations
Sunday, July 23
Drive to Masai Mara. Afternoon Safari.
Monday, July 24
Full Day Safari
Tuesday, July 25
Drive to Nairobi and spend the night.
Wednesday, July 26
Elephant and Giraffe Centers, Local Shopping, and Evening Departures from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive between 6pm and 10pm on the evening of Wednesday, July 12. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart after 6pm on Wednesday, July 26.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to the arrival city, 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 including arrival and departure airports and time is available in the information packet. Booking outside these windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-777-5149 or by email with Erle Dpenha or Azumano Team 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.

Masai Mara and Nairobi

At the end of the project, volunteers will experience the Masai Mara, one of the largest national parks in Kenya. On Sunday, volunteers will depart from Kisii and drive approximately three hours to the Masai Mara.

Within a few hours of being at the reserve, it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant) as well as many other wild animals including zebras, giraffes, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, cheetahs, antelope, vultures, hyenas, and much more! The group will arrive in the afternoon and enjoy an afternoon and evening safari drive. They will spend the night at the beautiful Sopa Lodge in the game park. The following day, the group will have an all day safari with a break for lunch at the hotel.

On the 25th, volunteers will return to Nairobi and spend the night. The following morning the group will visit two of Nairobi’s most popular attractions: The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre. Both of these attractions give opportunities for up close and personal interactions with the animals. Ever wanted to feed an elephant or get licked by a giraffe? Now’s your chance! After, the volunteers will stop at a local shopping bazaar before heading to the airport for their flights home.

The excursion is considered part of the entire project. The excursion portion of the fee $535 will cover all hotels, food, transportation, activities, and park entrances during the excursion days.

Kenya Facts & Figures




57,052,004 (2023)


Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages


Tropical along coast; arid in the interior


Christian 83%, Muslim 11%


Kenyan Shilling

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
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.