Lodging and meals will be provided during the project. Kenya is subject to occasional power outages and at times hot water for bathing, electricity at night etc. may not be available.
Working in the developing world presents special rewards and challenges. It offers the chance to make a positive difference in people’s lives in a much more dramatic way than in Western nations. Participants will have the opportunity to represent their individual countries as well as Foundation Outreach International, and in a limited way help advance the cause of global unity coupled with international cooperation. While the comfort and safety of our young adult volunteers is paramount in our planning; nonetheless, participants should be prepared for minimal living conditions and the chance for great personal growth in meeting these challenges.
Participants will serve as staff, taking charge and teaching various activities for approximately 40 Kenyan youth who will come as campers. This will be the first COGWA Youth Camp in Kenya, so it is eagerly anticipated.
Foundation International has designed the programs to help motivated young adults connect with Kenyan citizens through service. This dimension of leadership and service will be awakened and directed toward our vision of “Doing a World of Good.” To that end, all participants should understand that their involvement in this project should lead them to:
Pre-trip teleconferences and training coupled with post-project discussion of these outcomes will be asked of all service project participants.
All ground transport, room, and board costs will be paid for by FOI funding. Airfare to Nairobi, Kenya ($1,400 –minus an estimated FOI Volunteer Airfare Scholarship = $400 volunteer out of pocket estimate), Malaria meds ($100), Travel Health Insurance ($50), and pocket money ($150), Visa ($50). While we believe these costs are accurate, all participants should be prepared for costs being slightly higher.
Total estimated cost per service project volunteer = approximately $750 – $1000.