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Kenya Volunteer Project

Available dates : 18 June – 16 July 2017

Imagine spending 4 weeks serving the people of Africa, sharing the love of Christ, bringing hope to the destitute, and transforming your life forever. Imagine a time that propels you into a deeper walk with God, gives you greater confidence in making Him known and begins friendships that will last a lifetime. On the Kenya Volunteer Project you will get involved within our projects in the Limuru area. Our projects are passionate about serving the community through working together, sharing God’s love and being intentional about developing people and their communities.

WHERE:
Kenya, Limuru

WHEN:
18 June to 16 July (4 weeks)

INCLUDES:
Accommodation
Meals (full board)
Transport daily
Airport transfers
Ministry Support from your ACTS
coordinators on project

 EXCLUDES:
Flights from Australia
Visa for Kenya
Personal travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Optional extra activities

MINISTRY:
Orphanages
Children’s centres
Community projects

Notes:

  • Please make sure that your flight is booked so that you arrive at least the day before the project starts, preferably before 10pm. Mission Travel can assist you will SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN AIRFARES TO KENYA.
  • Due to its high altitude of 7,000 ft, Limuru has a relatively a mild temperature year-round. The coldest months are June-September, getting down to around 10 degrees some nights. So do come prepared and pack some warm clothes!

ANGEL BABY ORPHANAGE
Angel Centre is a refuge for abandoned infants, where they receive their basic human rights, and most of all – love in a place they can call home.There are several areas where mission teams and volunteers can assist.

This includes the day-to-day care of the home’s babies:

  • Nappy changing, feeding and bathing
  • Nurturing and loving interaction with babies
  • Constructive and stimulating interaction through play

LIMURU CHILDREN’S CENTER (LCC)
The LCC serves orphaned and vulnerable children in the Limuru area. The Center is a boarding home, which runs a daily feeding program for these children – but more importantly, the center provides love, support and serves the basic needs of more than 150 children. Practical ways of being involved at the Limuru Center includes:

  • Assisting with daily preparation of meals,
  • Caring for children through fun and games (playing soccer for e.g.)
  • Practical projects such as painting, building and chopping wood

LCC KAMIRITHU BRANCH
The Kamirithu LCC Center is a subbranch and outreach of the L.C.C. This center serves pre-school children between the ages of 4–7 in Kamirthu. It was founded as a feeding program and offers pre-school education.

  • Assist teachers with regular lessons or by adding lessons in music, art
  • Help in the preparation of meals.
  • Assist with practical improvements -painting, fence building and other.

LCC FOR BABIES
LCC-B is our newest abandoned baby home project and branch of LCC. There are around 10 babies, 3 of which are special needs cases. Their developmental challenges include spina
bifida, hydrocephalus, and cerebral palsy. Help is needed with :

  • Physical therapy
  • Love and attention.

PAGES ACADEMY
Pages Academy is our newest preschool education ministry with about 30 students. Charles is the headmaster and sole teacher at Pages Academy in Karanjee, with a reputation of inspiring passion for teaching despite challenges since May 2009. Karanjee is a relatively poor community in Kenya, where most parents cannot consistently pay tuition or pack their children a lunch. Despite this fact, over 50 pupils have graduated and been accepted into primary school. Get involved with:

  • Possible connstruction projects
  • Practical help with food program
  • Assist with teaching.

WOMEN’S POWER GROUP
This is an inspirational group of women who are living wit HIV/AIDS. They started a support group in order to carry each other through their challenges. Besides emotional support, they
initiated a business selling their handmade crafts. Their profit and savings are set aside for emergency medical needs, school fees and the maintenance of their business. Involvement here entails:

  • Weekly Bible study with the group
  • Enjoy a time of praise and worship, prayer and fellowship
  • Share Christ’s love and be encouraged by their faith

Itinerary

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

7:00 – 8:00 Getting ready and breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 Devotion time together with ACTS coordinator
8:30 – 9:00 Depart for project of the day e.g. LCC, Angels, LCC-K, LCC-B, or Pages
13:00 – 13:30 Have a short break and enjoy your packed lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Continue with project work
15:30 – 16:00 You will be picked up from project and taken back to the volunteer base


*Three days a week you will have devotions from 8 – 8.30am with your ACTS team.
*Over the weekend volunteers are welcome to book any additional excursions through the on-site booking office. See below for suggestions. More information available on request

Wednesday

7:30 – 9:00 Getting ready and breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 Plan Bible study for the Power Women Group
10:00 – 14:00 Visit Power Women’s Group in the Kibera slums for Bible study
14:00 – You will be picked up from project and taken back to the volunteer base.

Friday

7:00 – 8:00 Getting ready and breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 Reflection Group (talking about placement experiences and expectations)
8:30 – 9:00 Departing for the day’s project work
9:00 – 12:30 Project work
12:30 – 13:00 Leave project after completing work/duties; you can have your packed lunch in the car or have it before or after we depart from project
13:00 – 16:30 Village market and Maasai market: some leisure time as you get to experience a different Kenyan setting and Maasai crafts and curios.

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FAQs

Accommodation

Our volunteer house is a comfortable and safe home located at Brackenhurst International Conference Centre. You may be required to share ablutions with other volunteers of the same sex. All bedding is provided, so you will not need to bring a sleep- ing bag with you, unless you are thinking of doing a camping safari during your stay, although an extra cover ometimes
is useful in the colder months ( May – September ) . All meals, laundry and transportation to and from your projects will be provided and organised by your volunteer coordinator.

Meals

You will be provided with three meals a day, served at the ACTS volunteer house. Breakfast usually consists of cereals/ porridge, toast, tea and coffee. You will pack your own lunch with groceries provided, usually including sandwiches, crisps, juice and fruit. Dinner is the main meal, and here you will be eating a variety of delicious local Kenyan dishes, along with the opportunity to cook and share your favourite foreign dishes with your fellow housemates. We do cater for vegetarians. You can also purchase a few extra treats on your weekly visit to the local supermarket, or enjoy some delicious meal at Brackenhurst's Muna Tree Cafe. Please let us know before you depart for Africa of any food allergies or specific requirements. We do everything we can to provide for any dietary requirements, but we may have to ask you to bring some things with you if what you need is not available locally.

Optional activities

Optional activities can be booked at our on-site booking office.

  • Maasai Mara – famous for migration, excellent game viewing
  • Abedare National Park – stay in a tree house, view game and enjoy the stunning view of Mt Kenya
  • Amboseli National Park  - spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Lake Naivasha -  Explore Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Kenya Coast – snorkelling, dolphin safaris, dhow cruises

Cost

$ USD per person

*Please note this price is subject to booking before 31 January 2016.
The usual price is USD $1795