Rakwaro, Kenya

September 10- September 18, 2020 | Rakwaro, Kenya

Thank you for your interest in joining Helping Hands International on our next service project to Rakwaro, Kenya!  Below is an overview of the trip, including important information like costs, dates, a detailed list of activities and Team Leader information.  Please contact us if you have any questions!

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About Rakwaro

This is a remote village located in the Northwest portion of Kenya, specifically near the shores of Lake Victoria.  Transportation in the village largely consists of walking and bicycling.   With help from the locals, Helping Hands International has been able to sponsor the Christian Dream School and the Child Sponsorship program in this area, which benefits approximately 70 families and has more than 100 children who receive regular meals, school uniforms and the good news of the gospel.  Helping Hands International is blessed to have Ron Asphole leading this year’s service trip!

2020 Team Leaders

Service Project: Rakwaro, Kenya

Ron Ashpole
Ron Ashpole

Team Leader, Helping Hands International

Important Video Conferencing Software: Zoom

How to Register

Click here for the three step Trip Registration process!
Important Dates:   Application Due – 06/10/20                                                                      Deposit Due –  06/10/20                                                                              Final Payment Due – 08/10/20

Available Trip Dates
  • September 10-September 18, 2020
Overview and Activities

This service trip will involve a formal dedication of our newly drilled well at the Mcedo Beijing School in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya.  We will also be checking on the status of newly installed shade nets, wormwood plantings, irrigation installation, access to clean water, addressing any building needs at the Christian Dream School and giving Child Sponsors an opportunity to meet their Sponsored Children in person in Rakwaro, Kenya.

Tentative schedule

Day 1-2: Travel to Nairobi, Kenya.

Day 3-4: Visit local ministries and dedicate the recently completed well at the Mcedo Beijing School in the Mathare slums of Nairobi.

Day 5: Travel to Rakwaro village .

Day 6-7:  Visit friends, review local projects and sponsored children in Rakwaro.

Day 8: Travel back to Nairobi and participate in a game drive at the Nairobi National Park.

Day 9: Fly home.

Dress code

No undergarments showing at any time (guys and gals)
Dresses/skirts for outreach should be mid-calf to ankle if your not wearing pants
No tight fitting shirts, tank tops, low-cut or scoop neck (sleeveless is ok)
Men cannot take off their shirts

Lodging and Food

We will be staying in local hotels and eating in approved restaurants.

Transportation

Transportation consists of land cruiser and/or local trucks and vans. There is also opportunity to walk around the village and local landmarks.

Health and Safety

Helping Hands International recommends you follow those health and safety recommendations readily published by the CDC and Travel Alert program offered by the US State Department, as well as those recommended by your personal physician. Please note, if you take prescription medicines, please check with your local pharmacist to ensure the medicines are not considered a controlled substance in the location you are traveling.

Get in Touch

Have general questions or comments you would like to share with Helping  Hands International Staff?  Simply complete this form and an HHI member will contact you shortly!

Helping Hands International

Helping Hands International is a nondenominational Christian Organization dedicated to sending teams throughout the world to bring help and hope to hurting people. Sharing the love of God through practical help is our primary Goal.

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