Kenya Project

Dates
March 4 - 17, 2020
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$1,800
What's Included

Overview

****This project is currently FULL. If you register for this project, you will be placed on a waiting list. If a spot opens up, we will confirm from the waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis.****

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 has requested Maranatha’s assistance.

Volunteers on this project will be working at the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center. This school started in 2000 with the mission to empower the Maasai girls and to give them a safe place to escape the culture that encourages child marriages and female genital mutilation. Once the girls move in, they basically become orphans since their families do not want them to come back. Since it began, the school has helped more than 2000 students. Currently they have 92 girls and 22 boys who help the girls form positive friendships with both genders. In addition, there are 50 high school and university aged girls who return on break. And there are another 100 girls on the waiting list!

The exact building that the volunteers will work on is still being finalized and will depend on how many groups work on the campus between now and March. Depending on the skills of the volunteers who join the team, there may also be opportunities to conduct local community outreach, children’s programs, and health education.

This project will also include a safari excursion in the world-famous Amboseli National Park at the end of the project.

Scope

Masonry Construction at a School

Community Outreach

Leaders
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Lorin Rubbert,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, March 4
Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, March 5
Work
Saturday, March 7
Worship in a Maasai village
Sunday, March 8
Work
Saturday, March 14
Worship at the Kajiado Adventist Church
Sunday, March 15
Full day Safari at Amboseli National Park
Monday, March 16
Full day Safari at Amboseli National Park
Tuesday, March 17
Nariobi activities. Evening departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) between 6pm and 10pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.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 Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Travel Information

Volunteers will purchase their own plane tickets to and from Nairobi, 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 in Nairobi.

More information is available in an information packet available for download above.

Please wait for confirmation before purchasing your airfare. Booking outside the advertised flight 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

At the end of the project, volunteers will experience some of Kenya’s extraordinary wildlife. On Sunday morning, the volunteers will depart from Kajiado and drive approximately two hours to Amboseli National Park.

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 cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, and much more! The group will spend two full days in the park.

On Tuesday, the group will return to Nairobi where they’ll visit one of Nairobi’s most popular attractions: The Giraffe Centre. Here volunteers will get to experience an up-close-and-personal encounter with giraffes. Then volunteers will get a chance to stop at a local market for any souvenir shopping before heading to the airport that evening for their flights home.

The excursion is considered part of the 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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