Young Adult Project 2019

Dates
July 22, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$1,700
What's Included

Overview

Maranatha’s Young Adult Project is designed for all young adults ages 18-35. Join volunteers from around the world as they participate in service in Kenya!

Volunteers on this project will make a difference at the Kiutine Adventist School, about seven hours north of Nairobi, Kenya. The high-school students at this school were living in deplorable conditions in small, cramped dormitories with dirt floors. The showers were just an enclosed muddy area where the students use buckets to bathe. Maranatha has been working at Kiutine for about a year now and groups have built new dormitories, classrooms, bathrooms, and a dining hall. But there is still a lot of work to be completed!

The entire campus is on a slope and so the new buildings are terraced. In order to keep the ground from eroding and jeopardizing the quality construction of the buildings, Maranatha will be putting in several retaining walls around campus. Volunteers on this project will be completing these retaining walls as well as finishing up any block construction left over from Maranatha’s teen project, the Ultimate Workout, which will take place immediately before the Young Adult Trip.

This project also includes a safari excursion in the world-famous Amboseli National Park with amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Scope

School Campus Block Work

Community Outreach

Leaders
Angela Boothby,
Project Coordinator
Tyler Pierce,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Monday, July 22
Evening Arrival in Nairobi
Tuesday, July 23
Travel to Amboseli National Park
Wednesday, July 24
Full-day Safari
Thursday, July 25
Travel to Nairobi
Friday, July 26
Travel to Kiutine
Saturday, July 27
Worship with the Samburu Tribe
Sunday, July 28
Work Days
Friday, August 2
Half Work Day and Afternoon Dedication
Saturday, August 3
Worship with the Samburu Tribe. Afternoon Travel to Nairobi
Sunday, August 4
Nairobi Activities. Evening Departure from Nairobi
Sunday, August 4
Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) in the between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22. Please 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) after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4.
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Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets and from 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 before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival.

More information regarding travel is available in the 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
Amboseli National Park and Nairobi Activities

Before starting the project, volunteers will experience some of Kenya’s extraordinary wildlife and culture. This allows the group to enjoy some of the natural beauty of the country and end the trip with the spiritual focus of volunteer service. When volunteers arrive in Nairobi, they will spend the night before departing for Amboseli National Park the following morning.

Located southeast of Nairobi, on the Kenya-Tanzania border, Amboseli National Park is one of the top ten national reserves in Kenya and boasts amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants and it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant), as well as many other wild animals including cheetah, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, and much more! On Wednesday, the group will spend all day in the park enjoying the wildlife.

On Thursday, the group will return to Nairobi and spend the night and travel to Kiutine the following day to start the volunteer portion of the project.

At the end of the project volunteers will also have a chance to visit two of Nairobi’s most popular attractions: the Giraffe Centre and the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Both locations offer opportunities to get up close to the animals and even feed the giraffes!

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.

 

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