KENYA

"This trip to Africa was so amazing!  The kids at MCF sang as we arrived and we ALL cried when we left!”

Volunteer in Kenya

Ndelani, Masai Mara/Serengeti, and Mombasa (optional)

Why take students to Kenya?

  • Have a true African experience and live at Mully Children's Family
  • Gain valuable community service experience and credit while working on a build project, assisting with "Green" projects, and helping teach in-class
  • Fully supervised with Canadian teachers and staff 
  • Round-trip air from Toronto to Nairobi via London
  • Half-day guided bus tour of London
  • 3 day safari in Masai Mara during the annual "Great Migration"
  • 3-day outreach program in Mombasa (optional)
  • Luxury beach resort on the Indian Ocean in Mombasa (optional)

 

Mully Children's Family (MCF) is a unique organization founded by Charles Mulli in 1989 as a home for orphaned, abandoned, and abused street children from some of Kenya's worst slums.

Today, MCF is a unique family model that offers a loving residential environment, education and medical care to more than 2000 children aged 0-19 years.  Over time -- and more than 6000 children later -- MCF has evolved into a model for holistic and sustainable development in Africa.  An African "solution" to African issues.  Children at MCF who were once without hope, thrive and excel at academics, sports, arts and learn to become productive leaders in their communities. 

Georgia Hardy Tours has partnered with MCF in developing a unique opportunity for North American teens to spend 10+ days in Kenya earning community service credits while being immersed in one of Africa's most beautiful countries.  GHT will arrange group airfare and transfers to MCF's largest facility in Ndelani (1.5 hours east of Nairobi) where you'll live in newly built dorm facilities with modern bathroom facilites.  Mornings will be spent on a building project to construct a new dormitory facility and afternoons will be spent in the classrooms with the MCF children.  The final three days of the trip will be spent on safari in the legendary Masai Mara or Serengeti, viewing the big game with expert game wardens and staying at a gorgeous lodge.  For an additional coastal African experience, a three-day visit to the city of Mombasa can be arranged.  Here, you'll spend three days at a beach resort enjoying the Indian Ocean and volunteering at MCF's Mombasa centre. 

Let GHT design a once in a lifetime trip that includes community service in Africa, volunteering at a truly remarkable aid organization, and enjoying a deluxe safari. 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Depart from North American city on overnight flight to London.

Day 2
Arrive to London at noon and enjoy a half day tour of London before catching a late evening flight to Nairobi.

Day 3
Morning arrival in Kenya. Transfer from Nairobi to Mully Children's Family (MCF) Ndelani by private motorcoach.  Upon arrival, be welcomed by the children and attend an orientation meeting. This evening, socialize and interact with MCF children and become familiar with some of the African cultural traditions.

Day 4
After breakfast, work on the community service project.  Be prepared to get your hands dirty building a much needed new dormitory facility (or similar project) at MCF.  Under the guidance and leadership of teachers and an experienced foreman, you'll work side-by-side with some of the older MCF teenagers.  Following lunch, there will be various organized activities including: class sessions where you can participate in the subject being taught, outreach in the local village, hikes, or sports games including soccer.

Day 5
Following breakfast, a full day excursion to MCF Yatta, a dedicated facility for the care of orphaned girls and young babies.  MCF Yatta is also the site of agricultrual developments and a unique aqua farming operation.

Day 6
After breakfast, work on the community service project until lunch.  In the afternoon, there will be various organized activities including: class sessions where you can participate in the subject being taught, outreach in the local village, hikes, or sports games including soccer.

Day 7
Early morning departure for the Masai Mara safari.  Upon arrival at the lodge, climb in the vehicles and head out with expert guides for the first game viewing.

Day 8
Full day safari.

Day 9
Safari in the morning.  Later afternoon departure from Masai Mara to Nairobi airport to catch a late evening flight home.

Day 10
Arrive home to Toronto in the early afternoon.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to volunteer in Africa!

For more information on Mully Children's Family and why it's a worthy aid organization, click here.

 

"This trip to Africa was so amazing!  The kids at MCF sang as we arrived and we ALL cried when we left!”

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