Rural Service Programme Service Project

July 18 – July 23

Rural Service Programme is a cooperative community development project of Kenyan Friends to address agricultural sustainability, poverty alleviation, empowerment of marginalized peoples, water and sanitation, and climate change. Participants in this option will help construct two mud-and-wattle houses for impoverished widows, and will visit the sewing groups that help these widows earn a living. The group will worship in a local Friends Church on Sunday morning. This is a hands-on experience, suitable for families with children.

Start date: 18 July 2020, departing from the Triennial venue after lunch

End date: 23 July 2020, arriving in Nairobi in the late afternoon.

The earliest that you should plan to fly out of Nairobi is 23 July on a late-evening flight. You may also select the option for an extra night or two in Nairobi, so that you begin your international journey fresh and well-rested.

Cost: $460

Cost includes:

·       Airfare from Kisumu to Nairobi

·       Five nights stay at Friends Theological College

·       All ground transportation

·       All meals

·       Bottled water

·       All activities

·       All tips

Cost does not include:

·       Offerings at worship services

Lodging: on the campus of Friends Theological College in Kaimosi. See https://friendstheologicalcollege.org/. Accommodations will be in simple but clean dormitories, with mosquito nets, hot water, and flush toilets.

Leaders: Karen Bauer (Iowa YM) and the Rural Service Programme staff team.

Minimum/maximum number of participants: Minimum 10 adult participants. Maximum 20 adult participants.

To learn more:

·       peruse this blog and learn from the experiences of previous house-mudding project participants: http://ruralserviceprogramme.blogspot.com/

·       read about the founding of Kuwesa, RSP’s sewing project: https://kuwesa.wordpress.com/ and https://www.friendsjournal.org/new-paths-in-later-life/

Register here