Multiple Group Project 2024

Project Full
Dates
March 11 - 21, 2024
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$1685
What's Included

Overview

The Multiple Group Project is an opportunity for small teams of 5-15 people which might not be big enough to coordinate their own mission trip to join other small groups and form one large group. Small teams may come from schools, churches, families, work groups, or etc.

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!

Participants will paint some of the new buildings Maranatha recently built on that campus. Depending on the skills of the registered volunteers, this project will also offer outreach programs at the Kajiado School and in local villages.

This project will also include a safari excursion at the world-famous Masai Mara National Park!

As soon as registration is open, Small Group leaders will be able to register on this page.

While this project gives preference to small groups, there is often a few spots available for individuals. If you would like to join the project without a small group, contact Maranatha.

Scope
  • Painting
  • Outreach
Leaders
Loretta Spivey,
Project Coordinator
Itinerary
Monday, March 11
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Tuesday, March 12
Orientation and first work day
Wednesday, March 13
Work Days
Saturday, March 16
Worship with a local congregation
Sunday, March 17
Work Days
Tuesday, March 19
Masai Mara Excursion
Wednesday, March 20
Full Day Safari
Thursday, March 21
Nairobi Excursion and Departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (airport code NBO) between 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11 and 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12.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 between 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 and 4:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22.
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
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located on the Kenya-Tanzania border, about 3 hours from Kajiado. Amboseli is one of the top ten national reserves in Kenya and (weather permitting) 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” as well as many other animals, including cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, etc. The group will take a day off during the work week to visit this park.

Optional - Masai Mara National Park

Masai Mara National Park is one of the largest national parks in Kenya and known for “The Great Migration” of herds between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara each year. 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
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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