CCV is excited to send another medical team to work alongside the clinic workers of Missions of Hope International in Nairobi, Kenya. Our team will serve the school, children, and local community in the Mathare Valley community of Korogocho. Medical and Non-Medical volunteers are needed to serve in this clinic.
Trip Dates: July 13-25, 2018
REGISTRATION: The registration deadline has passed. Please pray for the team preparing to head to Kenya!
Trip Leader: Brian Leach and Carrie Droptiny, CCV Staff
Who can go?
Medical Professionals of any discipline and specialty - primary care, pediatrics, nurse practitioners, RNs, assistants, dentists, physical therapists, opthalmologists, etc. If you have a heart to want to serve, God can use what you bring to the table.
Non-medical team members are also needed and will help with intake, triage, prayer, and other duties to serve the community.
Adults over 18 must pass a Background Check/Volunteer Screening as a requirement, and all participants must have valid passport and be physically able to walk and hike.
Team Meetings - The team will gather for team meetings to do logistical and project prep but also training on cross-cultural ministry and spiritual prep. SAVE THE DATES: All teams will meet on Saturday afternoons, April 14, April 28, May 12 and then your team will meet another time or two in between there for more specific training!
Each participant who signs up will be asked to attend CCV's Starting Point class (if you haven't already been) and submit a full volunteer application with background check, references, and interview. This will be initiated after you have signed up for the trip and is not an "application" indicating whether you can attend or not. They are purely steps in the preparation process. Each team member will also be required to attend all pre-trip preparation meetings.
Trip Cost: $3000 for base fee plus $860 for the post-trip safari. Total $3860.
Included in this fee: Airfare from Phoenix to Nairobi, accommodations, transportation and meals while in country. This also cover medical insurance, visa fee, luggage fees, and pre-trip materials and flight, accomodation, meals and safari.
Not included: Passport fees, any shots you elect to get, and any personal spending money for meals during travel and souvenirs.
$300 deposit per person is non-refundable at the time of registration. If a cancellation is made after airline tickets have been purchased you will be responsible for the cost of the ticket.
Final Balance is due by Friday, July 6, 2018.
POST TRIP SAFARI:
The team will depart on a flight from Nairobi to the Masai Mara National Reserve for a 3 days safari. We'll book rooms at the Mara Sopa Lodge for 2 nights.
FUNDRAISING, Donations, and Payment INFORMATION:
We absolutely encourage fundraising. Very few people pay for the trip on their own. Number 1 way is to send support letters. Tell your friends and family about the trip, share with them the ministry, and ask them to donate. Number 2 way is to put in some hard work and do garage sales and car washes, get together with other team members to make a bigger impact. You will talk about this when you get together as a team. Any donations made to CCV for your trip are tax deductible for the donor as long as they follow the instructions and give online or use the Covenant Form!
Fundraising Guide that can give you ideas and get you started. 2018FundraisingGuide.pdf
Support Covenant Form - Send this with your support letter and donors can submit it with their donations. Support Covenant Form - Updated 11.2018.pdf
How to make payments and receive donations from donors. How to Donations and Payments w FAQ 2018.pdf
Where will we be staying?
You will stay at a comfortable guesthouse in Nairobi within a half hour drive of the clinic.
Do I need a passport?
A Valid passport is required for all participants. Passport cannot expire within 6 months of the trip's return date and cannot be damaged in any way. Please visit travel.state.gov for up to date information and to apply or renew.
Do I need to get any shots? Where can I get shots?
Please visit cdc.gov/travel for up to date vaccination requirements for your destination. All shots are recommended and not required. We will let you know if Yellow Fever vaccine is required based on our travel itinerary. There are lots of great travel clinics in the valley to get your shots, so you can find one close and convenient for you.
Do I need a Visa? How do I get it?
A visa is required for those who have a valid USA passport that doesn't expire within 6 months. We will assist you in the paperwork and you will gain your visa upon arrival in country. It doesn't need to be sent away for ahead of time.