- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Kenya, Tanzania
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Community Service
- Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Wildlife Conservation
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
Journey to the captivating, peaceful land of East Africa as you explore Tanzania and Kenya. Work hand in hand with a local community to build and install solar power panels. Encounter an extraordinary array of wildlife on safari in the celebrated Masai Mara. Find out more!
Organize a village soccer match in a rural Tanzanian community and tutor students in a local elementary school. Learn Swahili and take part in the indigenous way of life of the vibrant Masai people through cultural engagement. View giraffes and elephants in the sanctuary they call home as you learn about wildlife conservation. End your journey with a visit to the Spice Island of Zanzibar, where you explore the labyrinth city of Stone Town, swim in aquamarine water, and leave only your footprints behind on its pristine white sand beaches.
Spotlight Service Project:
Building Solar Power Systems
Throughout much of Kenya, a large majority of homes lack electricity. This leaves little daylight for productivity, school work, and a means of earning an income. Kerosene lanterns are widely used, but are expensive and burn toxic fumes in the home, which can have a lasting impact on people’s overall health and safety. Our spotlight project partners with a Masai village and brings this essential utility to enrich the lives of its residents through the installation of solar power systems in families’ homes. Together, we’re creating a healthier, safer, and more productive future for Kenyans.