Kenya Project

Dates
June 12 - 27, 2019
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$1,925
What's Included

Overview

Join Maranatha in the fascinating country of Kenya! There is a great need for churches and school in this eastern African country, and local church leadership have requested Maranatha’s assistance.

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 and bathrooms and Maranatha has drilled a well on campus. Plans are in place to complete the kitchen and dining hall as well.

In June, this group will continue the work at Kiutine and will build new classrooms for the students on campus. Depending on the volunteers who join the team, the group will also conduct local community outreach and children’s programs. Later in the summer, teens on the Ultimate Workout will continue the work on campus.

This project also includes a safari excursion in the world-famous Masai Mara at the end of the project.

Scope

Masonry Classroom Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Loretta Spivey,
Co-Project Coordinator
Jessica Perez,
Co-Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Wednesday, June 12
Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, June 13
Travel to Kiutine
Friday, June 14
Work Day
Saturday, June 15
Worship with the Samburu Tribe
Sunday, June 16
Work Days
Friday, June 21
Dedication Program
Saturday, June 22
Worship with the Samburu Tribe
Sunday, June 23
Travel to Nairobi
Monday, June 24
Travel to the Masai Mara
Tuesday, June 25
Full day safari
Wednesday, June 26
Travel to Nairobi
Thursday, June 27
Giraffe Center, Shopping, Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) on Between 6pm and 10pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.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 5:30pm in the evening of Thursday, June 27, 2019.
iKweta Country Inn
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 or two before the arrival date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival.

More information regarding flights to Kenya is available in an information packet available for download above. Booking outside the set arrival and departure 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
Masai Mara and Nairobi

At the end of the project, volunteers will experience some of the wildlife of Kenya at the Masai Mara. The group will travel to the Masai Mara, one of the largest national parks in Kenya. Within a few hours of being at the reserve, it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant) as well as many other wild animals including zebras, giraffes, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, cheetahs, antelope, vultures, hyenas, and much more! During their time at the Masai Mara, the group will stay at the beautiful Sopa Lodge in the game park.

At the end of the excursion, the group will return to Nairobi and will visit three Nairobi attractions: The Kazuri Bead Factory, Bomas of Kenya, and the Giraffe Centre. These activities provide an insight to the artisanal goods, local tribal life, and wildlife preservation in Kenya. Volunteers will depart for home from Nairobi on June 27.

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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