Family Project Kenya
* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.
Maranatha offers at least two family projects each year that provide service opportunities for every member of your family, both young and old. For Christmas 2021, plan to spend it in the fascinating country of Kenya!
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!
This group will be building one of the new dormitories for the school campus. 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.
The project also includes a safari excursion to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park.Scope