There are two primary reasons you’ll want to be on this trip:
- To Make A Significant Impact To Those In Need
- To Experience The African Wildlife, People and Culture
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the best that Africa has to offer while simultaneously contributing to a community that so desperately needs your help, this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for.
This once in a lifetime experience will give you the chance to not only experience the best of Africa, it’s wildlife and it’s wonderful culture but you’ll also have the unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Kenyan people and make a first-hand difference in rebuilding a young community.
From the moment you land, we will be taking care of you so you’ll be able to just sit back and enjoy this amazing opportunity.
After traveling to these areas for the last several years, we have built a vast network of relationships with reliable, high quality vendors to ensure that your trip is safe, fun and unique.
So you’ll have the comfort of being able to come to the heart of Kenya knowing that you’ll be safe and comfortable, your food fresh, your water clean and your experience unlike any other.
Here are some trip highlights:
- Roll up your sleeves and put the finishing touches on YOUR school for Kenyan children
- Meet and connect with local Kenyans, community leaders and elders
- Learn and see traditional customs and rituals (not normally shared with “tourists”)
- Tour some of Kenya’s top attractions and development projects
- Attend a 3-day safari in one of the world’s top safari camps
- Witness the “Great Migration” with hundreds of thousands of wild animals
Each year our organization identifies a variety of rural communities in need throughout Kenya. Unfortunately many of them have stories similar to the first community we helped in Rongai (2 hours North of Nairobi).
You’re at home with your family when all of a sudden someone is at your door.
You open the door and see a government official frantically trying to explain that you and your family must gather everything you can (as quickly as you can) because you are being moved in order to keep you safe.
This was the harsh reality for over 500 families in the local area of Rongai in the Nakurru District of Kenya as they were forced to leave their former community due to civil unrest.
They had no choice but to start their lives over again from the ground up.
These families are known as I.D.P families (Internally Displaced Persons) and for the last six months we have been working with the community to build a school for the children. At the moment, these children are walking over 5KM one way to get to school.
So the distance and cost of school uniforms have been barriers for many children to attend school.
That’s why World Teacher Aid decided to get involved in communities like these and thanks to the generous donations from people like you, we have already built one school and are well on our way for our next.
Our goal with this trip is to complete our second school by building a high school containing 8 classrooms, 2 labs and an admin block. That’s why we’ve decided to combine the joy of giving with the thrill of seeing the results of that giving in person.
This is what we have accomplished so far:
The trip is broken down
into 2 sections:
- The cost to build a school classroom
- The cost for your all inclusive Kenyan experience
As you’ll see below, the lionshare of the money donated will go directly towards building the school. Therefore, we have also broke down where the money is actually spent for the classroom construction:
* A tax receipt will be issued for all donations for $10,986 for the school build (tax receipt does not include the trip costs)
* If a spouse, loved one or friend would like to join you on the trip, the additional charge is just $3,000.
* The total trip cost does NOT include your flight to Nairobi, Kenya.
The #1 thing to realize is that spots are very limited as we will only be able to take a maximum of 26 people (including guests).
The 2nd thing is that we need a commitment in terms of a deposit in order to secure your spot. If you would like to pay in payments, please contact us for details.
Finally, if you’re ready to join us on this AMAZING experience then please select the option below that’s right for you.
PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR OUR GROUP TRIP IS DECEMBER 1st, 2011.
NOTE: Payment Plans are available. Please contact us for information.
Yes. As you’ll see in the chart above, 74% of the construction costs actually go to paying for the materials (and transporting them to the build site).
In addition, each classroom is fully furnished with desks for the students (and some classes have up to 70 kids in a class!). Furthermore, the price also includes the construction of washroom facilities for both the boys and girls.
No. The total trip cost does NOT include your flight to Nairobi, Kenya. However, it does include everything from the moment you land (accommodations, food, transportation, 3-day safari etc.).
Yes. The price for each additional guest is $3,000.
The “official” trip begins July 17th, 2012 – July 28th, 2012. Often donors arrive a day before depending on flight arrangements but the official trip takes place from July 17th – 28th, 2012.
Of course! You can email Amy McLaren (Founder, World Teacher Aid) at amy @ worldteacheraid.org or you can call directly at 519-583-0334.