Kenya Project

Dates
June 29, 2023 - July 11, 2023
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
TBD
What's Included

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 180 students and university aged girls who return on break. And there are many more girls on the waiting list!

This group will be building one of the final buildings on campus, either part of the kitchen and dining room or a staff housing. 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 the world-famous Masai Mara National Park!

Scope

School Construction

Community Outreach

Leaders
Karen Godfrey,
Co-Project Coordinator
Kenneth Weiss,
Co-Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Itinerary
Thursday, June 29
Arrival in Nairobi
Friday, June 30
First Work Day
Saturday, July 1
Worship with a Local Congregation
Sunday, July 2
Work Days
Thursday, July 6
Final Work Day and Dedication
Friday, July 7
Travel to Bomet, Kenya
Saturday, July 8
Worship at Kimogoro Adventist School, Travel to the Masai Mara
Sunday, July 9
Full Day Safari
Monday, July 10
Morning Safari, Travel to Nairobi
Tuesday, July 11
Nairobi Excursion Activities, Departure from Nairobi
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) during a specific arrival window.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 from Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) during a specific departure window.
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. Until registration is open dates and times are subject to change.

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
Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park is one of the largest national parks in Kenya. Within a few hours of being at the reserve, it is possible to see the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, water buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant) as well as many other wild animals including zebras, giraffes, hippopotamuses, wildebeests, cheetahs, antelope, vultures, hyenas, and much more! The group will enjoy a full day safari in the park.

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
  • 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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