Family Project Guyana

Dates
June 14 - 25, 2017
Location
Guyana
Participation Fee
$895 for Adults. $745 for Children 12 and under.
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This year, families on the Family Project Guyana will join together to help build school classrooms in Georgetown, Guyana. In addition to the construction, the group will also help with medical and dental clinics, elderly care outreach, children’s ministry programs, and other forms of outreach in the community. Also, young volunteers will be able to participate in special activities that will share insights into life in Guyana.

Scope

Construct School

Medical and Dental Outreach

Elderly Care Outreach

Children’s Ministry Program

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Danny Poljak,
Construction Superintendent
Maggie Petersen,
Head Cook
Steven Kim,
Medical Team Coordinator
Mary Johnson,
Children's Ministry Leader
Itinerary
Wednesday, June 14
Arrival in Georgetown
Thursday, June 15
Work Days
Saturday, June 17
Worship with Local Congregations. Zoo Excursion.
Sunday, June 18
Work Days with midweek excursion
Friday, June 24
Worship with Local Congregation
Sunday, June 25
Departure from Georgetwon
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive on Wednesday, June 14. 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 on Sunday, June 25.
Ocean Spray International Hotel
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Georgetown, Guyana, where you will be met by Maranatha representatives and travel to the project accommodations via chartered bus. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is still space on the project. More information is available in the project information packet.

Travel Resources

Azumano Travel:
800-777-5149 or by email with Erle Dpenha or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com

Kayak:
www.kayak.com

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

Excursions
Fort Island and Aruwai Resort

The main excursion will be a one-day getaway up the Essequibo River. We’ll visit “Fort Island,” which has two historical buildings that serve as museums for the history of Guyana. The museums outline the struggle between the Dutch, French, Spanish, and British to colonize this area in hopes of taking gold back to Europe. The history includes slave trading with African slaves. After a short stop on the island, we’ll go upriver to another island that is the Aruwai Resort, where there is a swimming pool, beach volleyball, kayaks, paddle boats, a nice vegetarian lunch, and more.

Guyana Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Georgetown

POPULATION

735,222 (July 2015)

LANGUAGE

English, Guyanese Creole

CLIMATE

Tropical; hot, humid

RELIGION

Protestant 31%, Hindu 28%, Catholic 8%, Muslim 7%

CURRENCY

Guyanese Dollar

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
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.