Family Project India

Dates
December 21, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Location
India
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Join Maranatha in the fascinating country of India! There is a great need for churches and schools throughout the entire country of India, and volunteers on this project will be able to help answer prayers for the Khunti Adventist School in eastern India. They have completely outgrown their facilities and need more classrooms to accommodate the many students that want to attend.

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This particular family project will take place over the Christmas and New Year school break!

Volunteers will join together in Khunti, a town outside of Ranchi, Jharkhand, to construct new classrooms. In addition to the construction, volunteers will also join together for outreach programs such as children’s ministry programs. If we have medical professionals with us, we would like to provide medical outreach as well. Younger volunteers will have a chance to join the Day Camp during the project to experience different aspects of service and receive insights into daily life in India!

While this project is geared towards families and preference is given to family groups, individuals are also welcome on this project.

Scope

Insulated Panel School Construction

Children’s Ministry Programs

Medical and Dental Clinics

Leaders
Karen Godfrey,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Friday, December 21
Arrival in India
Thursday, January 3
Departure from India
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in India on Thursday, of Friday, December 20, 2018. Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from India on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets and from India. The itinerary could include domestic legs inside India. 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. Until registration is open, the exact details of this project still could change. More information including arrival and departure airports and time windows will be available in an information packet once registration is available. 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.

India Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

New Delhi

POPULATION

1.22 billion

LANGUAGE

41% Hindi, 8/1% Bengali, 7.2% Telagu, and various other languages.

CLIMATE

Varies from tropical monsoons in the south to temperate in the north

RELIGION

80% Hindu, 13% Muslim, 2% Christian

CURRENCY

Indian Rupee (approximately 63 Rupees to $1 USD)

Entry Requirements
  • All passports must be valid for at least six months from the dates 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.