For the past ten years people interested in being “on the ground ” in Kenya have been spending sixteen or seventeen days touring this magnificent country under the auspices of Our Kenyan Kids. These self-funded tours are primarily designed to provide an opportunity for North Americans to interact with Kenyan children and youth, as well as their caregivers and teachers – basically all who are involved in Our Kenyan Kids’ projects. It is an excellent opportunity to witness the culture, understand the challenges and allow awe to arise as a visit to the “original Eden” becomes a personal experience.
The primary thrust of the PET is to provide an opportunity to connect with the people of Kenya, and that certainly includes those whose lives have been impacted by poverty and the aftermath of the AIDS epidemic. But the overall goal is to receive first-hand a balanced perspective of this developing country, and to appreciate the natural beauty and progress that is being made in helping Kenyan children and youth to reach their potential. Each of Our Kenyan Kids’ projects are visited. Relationships are established. Opportunities for encouragement are given, and received with incredibly warm gratitude. And, in it all, indelible memories are forged.
If you Google African Safaris to research costs for such an exotic excursion, there is a broad range of pricing, much of it prohibitively expensive. But, in spite of the fact that a three day trip into the Masai Mara (where seeing Kenya’s wildlife is guaranteed) is a necessary part of the Project Exposure Trip, it may come as a surprise to find out that a trip to Kenya from Canada, including airfare and all accommodations and ground transportation within the country can be achieved for around $5,000, depending on the value of the Canadian dollar.
A PET is being planned for early January 2016. (Weather is usually splendid then!) If you are at all interested in being part of this tour please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.