Expeditions

Kenya Team Expedition

Possible Team Projects:

1.) Education support: We will be working with with several local school management committees to revamp local school facilities. Depending on our ability to reach program goals by May, we will be working side-by-side with locals to build classrooms and other needful facility enhancements to benefit the schools.

2.) Micro-enterprise support: We will be teaching our Skills for Self-Reliance curriculum for use in the home and for commercial purposes.

3.) Children’s Art & Photography Project: We will be doing a variety of art projects with the children, and will use the art to put on a fundraiser/awareness event (to be held in the Fall back in Utah) to raise money for their local village projects and educational needs. Also, we will be giving out cameras to some of the village children in our targeted schools. We will give them a brief training on how to use the cameras and will ask them to take pictures of their families, homes, friends, food, etc.. .hence, “My Life in Kenya.” From there, the team will develop the pictures to be auctioned off at an event (as mentioned above).

4) Goat Breeding: We will be conducting a pilot program with a pre-selected group of locals to do a sustainable, pay-it-forward goat breeding program

5.) Home Visits, Interview & Research: In order to better understand the level of poverty in the new village area, opportunities for development, and to begin tracking results and learning of real success stories, we will be visiting with locals in their homes and compiling relevant data.

6.) Health, hygiene and washing stations: In conjunction with our hygiene training, we will be working with several schools to build hand washing stations outside of latrines to ensure proper hygiene and disease prevention.

DISCLAIMER:

  • All projects are planned and organized with the locals we partner with.
  • All projects are based off of local-solutions and objectives, not our agendas as foreigners.
  • All projects remain dependent on the amount of funding we can receive prior to the expedition start-date.
  • All projects will be finalized as soon as the team has been solidified. During team training, the team leader will brief and train the group on the project plans.

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Additional Project Information:

We work hard to extract the talents and skills of our volunteer team members. We are always happy to adapt this program to better utilize volunteers’ unique skills, all while maintaining focus on the core objectives we have set out to accomplish in our local partnerships for the betterment of those we serve. Please keep in mind that these project ideas are derived from homegrown solutions. These projects are directly correlated to meet local opportunities for development and community-togetherness.

Accommodations:

Volunteers stay together as a group in a local village school, health clinic or family home stay specially selected and prepared to receive our volunteer team. This allows for greater cultural immersion as the team stays in the village and gets more time to interact with the locals. Moreover, it satisfies a direct economic benefit to the village, as GOA compensates local villagers to take care of the needs of our visiting volunteers (i.e. cooks, security guards, etc.).

Food:

Going along our model of authentic cultural immersion, volunteers will get the opportunity to eat nutritious, locally prepared food. We train and hire those with certified food handling permits to prepare nutritious meals for our teams. The food is fresh and tastes great!

If you have questions about this program, please feel free call us at 801-449-0463.

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$200 deposit + $1,250 program fee - includes all in-country expenses and project costs. Does not include airfare to/from Nairobi.

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What Mentors Are Saying:

"I had the opportunity to work with three different organizations while in Kenya and I can whole heartedly say that my experience with GOA far surpasses the rest. Not only was GOA very personable in the day to day experiences with the community, but the progress that we made was both sustainable and empowering. GOA does an incredible job of empowering individuals. GOA is able to allow for them to show us what it is that will better their lives using their own perspectives as a guide for the work of their own hands."
– Erin Grieve, Utah