Zambia Project

Dates
October 24, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Location
Zambia
Participation Fee
$945
What's Included

Overview

Join Maranatha in Zambia and continue 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 have construction a brand new 12-classroom school campus.

Volunteers on this project will be the final stage of construction, painting the interior and exterior of all the classrooms, offices, and bathrooms. Depending on the number of volunteers on the project, the job scope could also increase to include pouring sidewalks and reaching out into the community through activities like children’s ministry programs and health education.

This project also has an optional safari excursion and a visit to the world-famous Victoria Falls at the end of the project, available for an additional cost.

Scope

12-Classroom Campus Painting

Leaders
Rebekah Shephard,
Project Coordinator
Mark Jones,
Painting Coordinator
Itinerary
Thursday, October 24
Arrival in Lusaka, Zambia
Friday, October 25
First work day
Saturday, October 26
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, October 27
Work Days
Saturday, November 2
Worship with the local congregation
Sunday, November 3
Departure from Lusaka, Zambia or Continue on Optional Excursion
Sunday, November 3
Optional Excursion: Travel to Livingstone, Zambia
Monday, November 4
Optional Excursion: Victoria Falls and Sunset River Cruise
Tuesday, November 5
Optional Excursion: Chobe National Park Safari
Wednesday, November 6
Optional Excursion: Departure from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.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) in the afternoon of Sunday, November 3. Those joining the optional excursion will depart from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) on in the morning or afternoon of Wednesday, November 6.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to Zambia. Those joining the optional excursion will have a different departure airport, 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 in Lusaka, Zambia.

More information 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
Optional: Victoria Falls and Chobe Safari: $830

After the project, volunteers can choose to spend spend a few days enjoying the beauty of southern Africa. The excursion has an additional cost which covers everything you’ll need during the excursion including accommodations, local transportation, meals, and entrance costs.

On Sunday, 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).

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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