Young Adult Project 2018

Dates
July 4 - 18, 2018
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Join Maranatha in the fascinating country of Kenya! There is a great need for churches and school in this eastern African country, and local church leadership have requested Maranatha’s assistance. 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 construct new block buildings for the Kiutine Adventist School approximately an hour northeast of Meru, Kenya. The students at this school currently live in deplorable conditions. The dormitories are small and cramped with holes where bugs, mice, and snakes can easily enter. The floors are made of dirt. The showers are just an enclosed muddy area where the students use buckets to bathe. Maranatha has committed to building new dormitories, bathroom buildings, kitchen, and dining hall for this campus.

This area is a relatively poor region and would be greatly impacted by outreach activities, such as children’s programs and health education. If we have enough volunteers, we would like to offer these programs to the community.

This project also includes a safari excursion in the world-famous Masai Mara at the end of the project.

Scope

Block Construction – Dormitory, Bathroom, or Dining Hall

Community Outreach

Leaders
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, July 4
Evening Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, July 5
Travel to Kiutine
Friday, July 6
Work Day
Saturday, July 7
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 8
Work Days
Saturday, July 14
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, July 15
Travel to Nairobi
Monday, July 16
Travel to Masai Mara, Afternoon Safari
Tuesday, July 17
Full Day Safari
Wednesday, July 18
Return to Nairobi for Evening Departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) in the evening of Wednesday, July 4, 2018Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) in the evening of Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Nairobi, Kenya. The dates posted are the arrival and departure dates from the project, but due to travel time, you may need to leave a day or two before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival. Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare to ensure that there is enough space on the project. More information including arrival and departure window will be available in an information packet available for download above. Booking outside these windows could result in additional fees and missed portions of the project.

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle 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
Masai Mara Safari

At the end of the project, volunteers will experience some of the wildlife of Kenya at the Masai Mara. On Sunday morning, the group will drive approximately six hours back to Nairobi. That afternoon, volunteers will visit one of Nairobi’s most popular attractions: The Giraffe Centre. You’ll be allowed to interact with giraffes and might even get licked! That evening, the group will spend the night back at the ECD campus.

The next morning, the group will travel another six hours to the Masai Mara, one of the largest national parks in Kenya. 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 sack lunch. On the 18th, volunteers will return to Nairobi for evening departures that night.

The excursion is considered part of the entire project. All hotels, food, transportation, activities, and park entrances during the excursion days are covered by the excursion fee paid to Maranatha.

Kenya Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Nairobi

POPULATION

45,925,301 (July 2015)

LANGUAGE

Kiswahili, English, and indigenous languages

CLIMATE

Tropical along coast; arid in the interior

RELIGION

Christian 83%, Muslim 11%

CURRENCY

Kenyan Shilling

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.