Date: August 3-10, 2019
Partner: Choice Humanitarian
Specialties Needed: All specialties
Africa leaps into your senses. There is nothing subtle about Africa. Africa is where the first heartbeat of the human race began. And that’s where the true wonder of Africa still lies – in its people.
A huge percentage of Africans live in poverty. CHOICE Humanitarian concentrates its efforts in Kenya in two highly impoverished areas, the Kwale and Kilifi counties located in the Coastal region of Kenya in East Africa. In the Kwale area, 32% of the population is classified as ‘food insecure’ while 40% of the population is in absolute poverty. Poor healthcare and poverty in Kinango have led to very high infant mortality rates, among the highest in the country.
This trip is specifically geared towards nurses or those interested in spending their time doing healthcare education. Providers will be working with local healthcare providers to educate on basic sanitation and health. Part of the trip will be working to to build a classroom and support women’s micro-credit programs. CHOICE Humanitarian maintains a ‘hands on” approach to teaching and mentoring rural communities and village leaders to ensure success in mutually agreed upon projects and objectives. CHOICE Kenya trains committed village leaders to take charge, identify, and mobilize local resources to address their development needs.
Program Cost: $2,195
Estimated Economy Airfare: $1,500-$2200
Application Fee: $300
Type of Accommodation: Community Building-Sleeping Bags
If you are interested in more information, or would like to apply for this trip, please submit a trip interest form. We do have a Financial Assistance Grant if you need help to participate in this mission.