Family Project Zambia

Dates
June 20 - 30, 2019
Location
Zambia
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. This year, join Maranatha in the country of Zambia!

Volunteers will be working at the Kabwe Adventist Primary School, about two hours northeast of Lusaka. 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 will 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 will be assisting with the masonry construction of the new 12-classroom school campus. In addition to the construction, there will also be outreach programs such as children’s ministry programs. And 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 Zambia!

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

This project will include a day-trip safari excursion and volunteers can also choose to extend their stay after the volunteer project in order to join an optional excursion to the world-famous Victoria Falls for an additional cost.

Scope

Masonry Classroom Construction

Community Outreach

Medical Clinics

Leaders
Steve Case,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, June 20
Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia
Sunday, June 30
Departure from Lusaka, Zambia or Continue on Optional Excursion
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) on in the morning or afternoon of Sunday, June, 30 2019 or they'll continue on the Optional Excursion which will most likely require a departure from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their plane tickets 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 at the final destination.

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 available soon. 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.

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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