Kenya Project

Dates
February 16 - 26, 2022
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

* Maps may indicate region where project will take place, not a specific site location.

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 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!

This group will be building one of the new buildings for the secondary 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.

This project will also include a safari excursion at Nairobi National Park. And volunteers can further extend their trip by adding an optional excursion to Amboseli National Park.

Scope

Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Vickie and Bernie Wiedmann,
Project Coordinator and Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Wednesday, February 16
Arrival in Nairobi
Thursday, February 17
Work days
Saturday, February 19
Worship with a local congregation
Sunday, February 20
Work days
Tuesday, February 22
Midweek Nairobi excursion
Wednesday, February 23
Work days
Saturday, February 26
Worship with a local congregation, evening Nairobi departures
Sunday, February 27
Optional Excursion: Amboseli National Park
Monday, February 28
Optional Excursion: Amboseli National Park, evening Nairobi departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) on Wednesday, February 16, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.Please wait for confirmation from Maranatha before purchasing your airfare to ensure there is still space on the project and to ensure you book the right flight.
DEPARTUREVolunteers will depart for home on Saturday night, February 26, after 5:30 p.m. Volunteers joining the optional excursion will depart Monday, February 28, after 5:30 p.m.
Tumaini Gardens Hotel
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. You may need to leave home a day or two before the advertised start date to arrive on the correct date. Maranatha representatives will meet volunteers upon arrival in Nairobi.

More information including specific flight arrival and departure windows will be available in the information packet, available for download soon.

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

 

Excursions
Nairobi National Park and Activities - Included

Nestled just four miles outside the business district of downtown Nairobi, Nairobi National Park gives visitors the unique opportunity to see wild, free-roaming animals in wide open grass plains in front of a backdrop of city skyscrapers. The park has over 100 mammal species including buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard, baboon, zebra, wildebeest, rhinoceros, and cheetah. Volunteers will take a day off midweek to enjoy the park. After a morning safari, the group will visit the Giraffe Centre where they’ll get an up-close encounter with giraffes.

Amboseli National Park - $TBD

February 27-28

Amboseli National Park is located on the Kenya-Tanzania border, about an hour from Kajiado. Amboseli 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’s possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant), as well as many other animals including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, etc. Volunteers will have a full day and half day morning safari in the park before returning to Nairobi for their departures for home.

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
  • COVID-19 Requirements
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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