Zambia Project

Dates
November 14 - 28, 2018
Location
Zambia
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha is headed back to Zambia! From 2010-2014 Maranatha sent volunteers to construct churches and schools throughout the country. Now, four years later, Maranatha is responding to the request of the regional church leadership and is once again headed back to Zambia. We will begin work at the Kabwe Adventist Primary School.

The school currently has 473 students from Pre-K to Secondary, 350 of those students are in the primary school. They currently meet in a very small, crowded facility in the heart of the city. The school is well-run, but they are severely limited by space. To solve some of the problems, the school would like to move the primary portion of the school to a new location on the outer edge of the town on a piece of property with the new conference office.

Maranatha volunteers on this project will be assisting with the masonry construction of a new 12-classroom school campus. If we have enough skilled volunteers register, we would also like to reach out into the community through activities such as vacation Bible school programs and health education.

This project also includes a safari excursion and a visit to the world-famous Victoria Falls at the end of the project.

Scope

Masonry School Classroom Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
George Carpenter,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, November 14
Arrival
Wednesday, November 28
Departure
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Zambia or Zimbabwe (airport still TBD) on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own round trip plane tickets to for the project. 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.

Excursions
Safari and Victoria Falls

At the end of the project volunteers will take a few days to enjoy some of the beauty of Zambia including a safari and a visit to the world-famous, Victoria Falls.

One of the seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is truly a magni cent sight. Upon arrival in Victoria Falls, you will hear the thundering of the water and see the mist that rises more than 1,600 feet into the air. The falls are more than a mile wide, and, during the peak of the Zambezi River’s high water ow, nearly 150 million gallons of water cascade down the drop off each minute

Zambia Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Lusaka

POPULATION

15.97 million

LANGUAGE

English (official) 1.7%, Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, many dialects

CLIMATE

Tropical; modified by altitude. Rainy Season: Oct to April

RELIGION

Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%

CURRENCY

Zambian Kwacha

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months past return with two blank visa pages.
  • Tourist Visa or KAZA Visa obtained upon arrival
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.

 

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