Kenya Project August 2024

Dates
August 20, 2024 - September 3, 2024
Location
Kenya
Participation Fee
$1,995
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 Kimogoro Adventist School. This school started in 1996 with only 35 students and is now home for more than 200 kids. The growing campus needs help to improve its infrastructure.

This group will be building a new classroom building on 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 two safari excursions at the Nairobi National Park and the world-famous Masai Mara National Park. Volunteers on this trip will also have a chance to visit the Kajiado Rescue Center, the Maranatha shop in Nairobi and the East Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventists which includes the Campus of the Adventist University of Africa.

Final Deadline: July 19, 2024

Scope

School Construction – Classroom Building

Community Outreach

Leaders
John Thomas,
Project Coordinator
Peter Thomas,
Construction Superintendent
Tyler and Jackie Duffy,
Co-coordinators
Itinerary
Tuesday, August 20
Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya
Wednesday, August 21
Half-day Safari at Nairobi National Park and visit to Kajiado Rescue Center
Thursday, August 22
Visit to the Maranatha Shop, ECD and Adventist University compound and drive to Bomet
Friday, August 23
Construction of an ODC & work day at Kimogoro School
Saturday, August 24
Sabbath service at the newly constructed ODC
Sunday, August 25
Construction of an ODC & work day at Kimogoro School
Monday, August 26
Construction and Outreach at Kimogoro School
Friday, August 30
Dedication of the new building
Saturday, August 31
Sabbath service at Kimogoro School and activities with students
Sunday, September 1
Drive to Masai Mara & Evening Game Drive
Monday, September 2
Full-day Safari
Tuesday, September 3
Drive back to Nairobi & evening departures
ARRIVALVolunteers will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) between 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, and 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21Please 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) between 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, and 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4
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 and more information on the excursion 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 corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email info@butlertravel.com

Excursions
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.

Nairobi National Park & Kajiado Rescue Center

Nairobi National Park is sometimes called Kifaru Ark, which means “Rhinoceros Sanctuary”. It is one of Kenya’s most successful rhinoceros sanctuaries, and it is one of only a few parks where visitors can be certain of seeing a black rhinoceros in its natural habitat.

Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center

From 2018 through 2024 Maranatha completely rebuilt the campus of the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center in Kenya, transforming the property with all new school buildings, a water well, landscaping, and perimeter wall. This school in Kajiado is center for Maasai girls who have escaped child marriage and a dangerous practice called “female genital mutilation.” Volunteers on this trip will have a chance to visit the rescue center, the Maranatha shop in Nairobi where structures are built to serve the whole country as well as being the home of Maranatha’s water program in Kenya. The visit to the East Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventists will include the Campus of the Adventist University of Africa.

Kenya Facts & Figures

CAPITAL

Nairobi

POPULATION

57,052,004 (2023)

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.
  • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
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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