Bolivia Project

Dates
November 6 - 17, 2019
Location
Bolivia
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

Overview

Join Maranatha volunteers at the Entre Rios School, near Santa Cruz, Bolivia!

At one time, there were more than 400 students in this thriving pre-K through eighth grade school, but recently, the local government has been building schools in every neighborhood, and many parents are choosing to send their children to the public schools out of convenience. The Christian education at the Entre Rios school is, in many ways, stronger than what the children receive elsewhere, but the facilities didn’t reflect that quality education. The Adventist church leadership requested Maranatha’s assistance in providing new classrooms that will provide a better learning environment and bring the school up to the same standard as the schools in the surrounding area.

Volunteers on this project will help finish off the construction of the new classrooms by completing the remaining block masonry work, roofing the second building, and pouring sidewalks. Depending on the number of volunteers on the project, there may also be opportunities to reach out to the community through community outreach and children’s ministry programs.

Scope

Block Classroom Construction

Sidewalks

Roofing

Leaders
Vickie and Bernie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator and Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, November 6
Arrival in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Sunday, November 17
Departure from Santa Cruz, Bolivia
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (VVI) either late in the evening, after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 or early in the morning, between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., on Thursday, November 7.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart from Santa Cruz, Bolivia (VVI) in the evening of Sunday, November 17, after 8 p.m. or early in the morning, between 2 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., on Monday, November 18.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Bolivia. Arrivals into Santa Cruz are either late at night or early in the morning, so pay close attention to the flight guidelines to make sure your flight aligns with the plans for the project. You may need to leave a day before the arrival date in order to arrive on time. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival.

Until registration is open, the exact details of this project still could change. More information on flight details 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.

Excursions
Optional Excursion

There will most likely  be an optional excursion taking place after this project that volunteers can choose to join to experience a little more of the beauty of Bolivia. This will be an additional cost.

Bolivia Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Sucre

POPULATION

10.97 million

LANGUAGE

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

CLIMATE

Varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid

RELIGION

Catholic 77%, Protestant 16%

CURRENCY

Bolivian Boliviano

Entry Requirements
  • Passports valid for at least 6 months from date of intended return.
  • Tourist or Special Purpose Visa (for US travelers)
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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