Kenya is known for its hospitality and welcoming culture. It is also home to the big 5 – the Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo as well as a host of other beautiful and exotic wildlife. Kenya is rich in diverse cultures and offers a warm, dynamic and unique experience to its visitors.
Regardless of its wealth in natural resources, over 45.2% of Kenya’s population lives below the poverty line. Most poor families rely on agriculture as a key source of income. Recent droughts coupled with high unemployment rates have posed a great challenge in tackling poverty in Kenya among its neediest people. While primary education is free, most learning institutions lack proper infrastructure and attaining quality education remains a challenge due to a high student to teacher ratio in public schools.
The HOPE Youth Corps Kenya trip will include a scenic road trip to Embu County- which is one of the gateways to the iconic Mt. Kenya. While there, participants will get to serve at a school that hosts the Embu branch of the Nairobi Christian Church. Apart from being an academic center, the school is home to 20 orphans who solely depend on the school administration and well-wishers for the provision of all their needs. The church has been doing acts of service in the school including mentoring and provision of food stuff and other donations to needy students. We aim to do some renovations and creative painting of the classes and the playground. We will also spend time with the children, playing games, mentoring and bonding through arts, crafts and music.
During this trip, participants will also visit the Kenyatta National Hospital which is Kenya’s largest referral hospital. While there, you will get a chance to minister to children and patients who have had long hospital stays to encourage and pray with them. You will also play games, hold puppet shows and bond through arts and crafts with children in the hospital.
Participants will take part in a special cultural dinner and sampling of Nairobi’s and Embu’s artifacts and memoirs. You will also be nurtured spiritually as you meet with and spend time with Nairobi Christian Church members through hangouts and daily devotions.
We welcome you to come on board; give your hands to serve and your hearts to love! Always remember, serving God is the greatest adventure in the world!
1st Corinthians 13:13 - Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
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