Young Adult Project 2017

Dates
July 19 - 30, 2017
Location
Guyana
Participation Fee
$795
What's Included

Overview

This project is for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they participate in interactive service. Volunteers on this project will work in Georgetown, Guyana. The group will help complete finishing work at a new Adventist elementary school in the center of the city. Work could include painting, pouring sidewalks, and perhaps some remaining block work on the classrooms. In addition, the team will also reach out into the local community through activities such as children’s ministry programs, health education and perhaps even medical clinics if enough professionals are interested and we have leadership.

Scope

School Completion – block work, painting, pouring sidewalks

Children’s Ministry and Community Outreach

Leaders
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, July 19
Arrival in Georgetown
Thursday, July 20
Orientation and Work Days
Saturday, July 22
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 23
Work Days
Wednesday, July 26
Excursion
Thursday, July 27
Work Days
Saturday, July 29
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 30
Departure from Georgetown
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Georgetown, Guyana (airport code GEO) on Wednesday, July 19. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Georgetown, Guyana (airport code GEO) in the morning or afternoon of Sunday, July 30.
Ocean Spray International Hotel
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Georgetown, Guyana. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Guyana. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information including arrival and departure airports and time will be available in an 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 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
Essequibo River

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.