Zambia Project

Dates
January 30, 2019 - February 13, 2019
Location
Zambia
Participation Fee
$1,625
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
Merrill Zachary (Zack),
Project Coordinator
George Alder,
Construction Superintendent
Stacy Peterson,
Spiritual Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, January 30
Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia
Thursday, January 31
Work Days
Saturday, February 2
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, February 3
Work Days
Saturday, February 9
Worship with the Local Congregation
Sunday, February 10
Drive to Livingstone, Zambia
Monday, February 11
Victoria Falls Excursion
Tuesday, February 12
Chobe National Park Excursion
Wednesday, February 13
Departure from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) on in the morning or afternoon of Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
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. More information including arrival and departure airports and time windows 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
Safari and Victoria Falls

After the project, volunteers will spend a few days enjoying the beauty of southern Africa. Volunteers will head south to Livingstone, Zambia where they will spend the night.

On Monday, the group will see Victoria Falls from the Zambia side before crossing into Zimbabwe to see the fallsfrom the other side. Victoria Falls is one of the seven Wonders of the World, and it is truly a magnificent 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 nearly 150 million gallons of water cascade down the drop off each minute during the peak of the Zambezi River’s high water flow. In the afternoon, volunteers will get achance to see the falls up close and personal before having free time to explore the city or do other activities for an additional charge. That night, volunteers will will enjoy a sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River.

The following morning the group will cross into Botswana and enjoy a full-day safari in Chobe National Park, a nature reserve that has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Volunteers will get a chance to see all kinds of animals including elephants, hippos, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and much more. On Wednesday, volunteers will have the morning free to explore the town or relax at the hotel before departing for home from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. If time permits, there are other activities available in Victoria Falls for an additional fee (ultralight flight over the falls, lion walk, etc).

The excursion portion of the Maranatha fee covers everything you’ll need during the excursion including accommodations, local transportation, meals, and entrance costs.

If you’re unable to join the excursion for the project, please contact Maranatha for information on how you can still join the project portion of the project.

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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