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Jambo!

We’re headed back to Kenya!


I never knew of a morning in Africa, when I woke up and I was not happy.

Ernest Hemingway


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Join us on this humanitarian trip!

June 12-23, 2019

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

FOR PASSIONATE TRAVELERS WHO WANT TO BE A PART OF CHANGING THE WORLD
Space is limited!

Contact:
Terry Kaiser, Sr. Vice President, Global Development
Terry@womenlikeusfoundation.org
p: 818-448-1133

$500 Deposit required. Make a payment


Kenya, the land of vibrant colors, lush habitat, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Stepping into the natural richness of the country is a journey of a lifetime, becoming a part of their culture is an experience beyond words. The simplicity of a humble life and the innocence of the heartful smiles will leave you speechless!

 Come join us and fulfil your personal quest – visit a new country, enjoy its magnificent beauty, become a part of their fabric; while also delivering to an inner calling of humanitarian service.

 Open yourself up, see the world, see what it needs, and find your voice through service.

Photos from our previous trips show the excitement and camaraderie we experience!

ITINERARY

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JUNE 12: Board your flight for Nairobi.

JUNE 13: Land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and be met by our Safari Guide David Muiruri and his crew. You’ll get checked in to the Kempinski Hotel and meet some of the other travelers. Be sure to get some rest tonight in anticipation of an amazing 11 days ahead.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

JUNE 14: After breakfast, you’ll get a chance to go to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage……. . Next you’ll be taken to the Wilson Airport to board your quick flight to Rusinga Island. Once settled into the Rusinga Lodge, you’re just minutes away from the Noel School, a lively and loving school founded by Mrs. Tom. in the beginning there were just a handful of children and now boasts 270 children and 15 teachers. Recently we have provided text books, clean water, septic and toilets, built a garden and much more. Stay tuned for more information on how we’ll be working with the community of children when we arrive.

Working together in the garden. We planted spinach, kale and potatoes.

Working together in the garden. We planted spinach, kale and potatoes.

JUNE 15 - 16: After breakfast, we’re off to work with the children and start our projects. We will also help out in the classrooms, and in the garden, working with the teachers and assessing the current needs. A group of volunteers have donated soccer balls and we’re planning a soccer competition among the children…just for fun!  And we’ll have time for rest at the Rusinga Lodge where we’ll take our meals and discuss the day’s activities. Our time at Noel gives us the opportunity to continue getting to know the children and the teachers, and get a clear understanding on what is next for the school through the Women Like Us Foundation once our return home.

JUNE. 17: We depart Rusinga Island after breakfast and will drive to the Maasai Mara. We’ll be making stops along the way with the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and get a feel for the people and their communities. Our next lodging at the Sarova Mara, is a tented lodge where you’ll have your shared luxury tent with its own bath. Listen to the night sounds of Africa and enjoy the presence. We’ll arrive in time for lunch and will have our first game drive in the afternoon.

Masai women

Masai women

JUNE 18: Morning and evening game drives and a visit to a Maasai Village to meet the Maasai artisan women and learn about their beading and other crafts as well as their culture. Educational workshops on how to relieve pain associated with FGM and other physical abuses.

JUNE 19: Breakfast. Women’s workshops will continue in the morning. We depart Sarova Mara and take a short trip to the Olmalaika Home. This is a home for girls who have been at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and early childhood marriage. Women Like Us Foundation has been supporting projects here over the last few years, including helping get a washroom established, funds for a water tower and Kim DeWitt, the founder, is a key story in the Women Like Us Documentary. Meet the girls who are sponsored with free education and safe housing. We then travel to Lake Naivasha Resort for a quiet evening.

Women Like Us Center in Nakuru, Kenya

Women Like Us Center in Nakuru, Kenya

JUNE 20: Leave Lake Naivasha after breakfast for Nakuru. As we enter Nakuru game reserve we’ll enjoy a safari and then check in at Sarova Lion Lodge where we’ll spend the next 3 days visiting the Women Like Us Center. After our 5 year partnership with Victorious Teens International Bridge we are thrilled to announce our newly opened women’s center.

You’ll be able to get involved with the sewing projects, educational workshops and chicken and farming projects as well as work alongside these women. Feel free to opt for downtime at any point, take your meals and enjoy the beauty of the countryside as well as join in on the volunteering. More to come on our specific projects when we arrive.

JUNE 21-22: Each day you can safari mornings and evenings. We’ve seen white rhinoceros, lions with their cubs, cheetahs, elephants. Kenya is thrilling and you won’t be disappointed. Then off to the Women Like Us Center where we’ll be with the women presenting workshops and helping with projects.

Building the chicken houses….

Building the chicken houses….

JUNE 23: We drive back to Nairobi today in preparation for boarding our flights headed for home. We’ll have time to see a few sites, shop and rest prior to our leaving.

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Video of Children at the N.A. Noel School in Kenya

Space is limited!

Contact:
Terry Kaiser, Sr. Vice President, Global Development
Terry@womenlikeusfoundation.org
p: 818-448-1133

$500 Deposit required. Make a payment