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14 days in Kenya. This is our best mission trip to Kenya. Due to Covid we are limiting a lot of hands-on mission work in large gatherings and doing more drop offs of school supplies extra. Sometimes we have to get off the highways of life and use the back roads. There we will see the people less fortunate, who would really appreciate your attention. The Oppressed, Sick, grieving, bullied, orphaned widowed, depressed ,hungry, lonely, the list is endless. This is among our best mission trip since it's when schools are out and we can bring the kids along. Some of the teens on this trip are sponsored by individuals or organizations. We ask the teens to write a story on why they feel they deserve to go on this trip. How they feel their life will be changed and we send those letters out to our sponsors who then pick the teens based on what story touched them the most. It's always a fun adventures life changing trip. Be the change you want to see in the World. June 25th to July 7th on our next Mission trip to Kenya. 1 Day Tea picking neat Mt. Kenya to know the value of a $1 which is a days worth of tea picked @ person @day. 1 Day workshop with the locals where we dialogue and exchange stories of how Mental health has affected our Society. 1 Day Visiting Schools where VOOC is offering mentorship to kids from Pre k to college age. Provide school supplies, clean water holding tanks, crafts and speak to them. - - 1 Day Visit the famous Massai market to see the different talents of the local tribes. Bead work, carvings, fabrics etc. - Visit the giraffe center in Karen by the Karen Blixen Museum. 3 Days Visit the Masai Mara to go on Safari to see the Big Five. - Visit a Masai Village and provide School Supplies as we learn about their Culture. How they make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. How the women build their houses using cow dung and mud. 1 day Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru 2 day Aberdare National Park. 3 days Mombasa by the Beach of the Indian Ocean. Our trips include both mission work and sightseeing. Www.voiceofourchild.org Www.watergap-Africasafaris.com #water #safari #schoolsupplies #Karenblixen #missionary #mentalhealth #teensuicide #masaivillage #girrafecenter #cleanwater #Bigfive #givingback #love #vooc #watergapafricasafaris #kenya #Vacation. All for only $5200 ( 15 years to Adults) 3 years to 14 years ( $4000) Airfare included. Masai Mara The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential. Overnight: Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Camp Mara sarova Luxury Tented Camp is situated in the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Accommodation consists of 20 tents that are linked by a paved walkway that winds through the unaltered local habitat. Each tent is equipped with large comfortable beds, mosquito nets, writing desks and suite bathrooms. All tents have a veranda with sun chairs that offer spectacular views of the Masai Mara hills and plains. The camp also features an on-site restaurant, bar, lounge, and gift shop. Guests can enjoy a variety of adventure activities such as game drives, balloon safaris and walking safaris with the Maasais. Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch Sarova Luxury Tented Camp, Masai Mara Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch Lake Nakuru Lodge, Nakuru Nakuru Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley. Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates. Overnight: Lake Nakuru Lodge Situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru Lodge is an eco-lodge that provides peerless views of wildlife and Lake Nakuru. Each guest rooms features a Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. The lodge also includes an in-house restaurant and an outdoor pool. Guests can visit must-see sights such as Egerton Castle and Menengai Crater less than 50km away from the property. Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch The Ark Lodge, Aberdare National Park Aberdare National Park Located northeast of Nairobi, Kenya, the Aberdare National Park was created to protect the Aberdare Mountain Range, the peaks of which soar to 3930 metres. The landscape is characterised by steep forested slopes, expansive moors, and deep ravines scattered with cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear streams and rushing rivers. The park is inhabited by a variety of African wildlife such as: elephant, lion, spotted hyena, rhino, black leopard and the very elusive bongo antelope that lives in the high altitude bamboo forests. The park offers the perfect environment for picnics, camping in the moorlands, trout fishing in the rivers, and excellent bird watching with over 250 species of birds including hawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers. Overnight: The Ark Lodge The Ark has four viewing areas from which to observe the ever-present animal activity at the waterhole and saltlick. There is also a ground level hide - the perfect spot for the discerning photographer. From this vantage point, photos of animals can be taken at eye-level. As described in the book, Haven Under the Hill, Monty Brown says, "In this intimate recess one can almost, but not quite, pat the animals, hear their sounds and smell the aroma of the night. This is a magical corner, where there is close contact with the essence that tells of unexplored Africa, and where, very often, the visitor may enjoy in solitary state the beauty of it all." So as not to miss any animal sightings, the resident guide will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole. Simply throw on your provided robe and slippers, grab your camera and view nightlife at the waterhole! The sister property to The Ark the Aberdare Country Club, is a short distance away and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Activities include a game walk on our 1300 acres, golf, tennis, horseback riding, relaxing at our health club or swimming pool, or simply enjoying the gorgeous gardens. Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities Day 12: End of Itinerary Urgent Contact Numbers 9734442980 Company Name Watergap- Africa Safaris Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Person Caroline or David Verkaik Watergap- Africa Safaris 862-228-3420 email@example.com Caroline/David Verkaik Service Provider Ref. Number Telephone Address Sarova Mara Luxury Tented Camp Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya Ibis Styles Nairobi Westlands Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya School Lane Westlands Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park NAIROBI KENYA Travel Information Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast. Add to this: an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breath taking golden sand beaches; gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities; and a slew of lively beach resorts, and it is easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations. Banking and Currency Currency The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES; symbol KSh) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of KSh1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of KSh20, 10 and 5. Residents may import up to KES 500,000 and must declare if currencies exceeding US $10,000. Non-residents may import local and foreign currencies without restrictions but amounts exceeding US $10,000 must be declared. Banking Banking hours: Monday -Friday 09h00-15h00, and Saturdays 09h00-12h00. Banks in Mombasa and the coastal areas open and close half an hour earlier. Banks in airports tend to open earlier and close later; typical hours are 07h00-19h00. ATMs are common especially in major tourist destinations. Mastercard and Visa Credit Cards are widely accepted; American Express and Diners Club less so. Major hotels accept payment by credit card, as do major safari companies, travel agencies and restaurants. Very few banks or foreign exchange bureaus accept travellers cheques; when they do, they charge high commissions. Travel, Transport and Getting Around Nairobi has two airports for domestic and regional flights: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport. Kenya has over 150 domestic airports and airstrips and there are daily flights to the most popular destinations. In addition to the scheduled airlines, several private charter companies operate out of Wilson Airport. Kenya Airways, Air Kenya, Fly 540, Mombasa Air Safari, and Safarilink serve the most popular safari destinations, plus many others such as Lake Victoria. All other types of transport are good and efficient. Quality on trains can differ depending on which ‘class’ you buy. Drive on the left side of the road. Road conditions vary, and are improving. Food, Drink and Cuisine Advice Meat in Kenya is generally outstandingly good, and ‘nyam achoma’ (barbecued meat) is ubiquitous at any major feasts or popular dining spots. Beef and chicken are readily available, but goat is the most-widely eaten among locals and certainly a must try for carnivorous visitors. Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine is also popular, as are fresh-water fish inland, and sea fish along the coast. Drinking the tap water is not recommended as the supply is not reliable, but bottled water is available in most places. When buying bottled water, check the seal of the bottle is intact. Alternatively, bring your own reusable water bottle with a filter or use water purification tablets. Avoid ice and washed salads and fruit except in top hotels and restaurants. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Food prepared by unlicensed vendors should be avoided at all times. Tipping is optional. Most hotels and restaurants include a 10% service charge in the bill. If they don't, a small tip is customary for good service. Climate and Weather Kenya has three types of climate: temperate subtropical climate in the west and southwest highlands (where Nairobi is located), hot and humid along the coast, and hot and dry in the north and east. Clothing and Dress Recommendations For Nairobi and the coast: lightweight cotton and linens are advised. Warmer clothing is needed in June and July, while rainwear is advisable between March and June, and October and December. For safari: loose-fitting and light neutral tones are recommended. If you are visiting a luxury lodge, pack a nice set of clothes for dinner is recommended. Electricity and Plug Standards Electrical sockets in Kenya are of the ‘Type G (BS-1363)’. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all types. Electrical sockets in Kenya usually supply electricity at 220-240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. If your appliance isn’t compatible with 220-240 volts, a voltage converter will be necessary. voiceofourchild.org Watergap-africasafaris.com
Every Saturday at 10:30 am New York time we have a guest speaker on our zoom summit where we connect with kids globally to learn through life skills how to cope with life's obstacles in the hope of reducing the rate of depression and anxiety in our youth. The summit is free and open to everyone from 5 years old - young adults.
Types of Depression and Anxiety :(GAD) Generalised Anxiety Disorder :Social Anxiety :Specific Phobias :Panic Disorder Other Conditions where Anxiety is present :(OCD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder :(PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress disorder :Major Depression :Persistent Depressive Disorder :Bipolar Disorder :(SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder :Psychotic Depression :Peripartum (Postpartum) Depression :(PMDD) Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder :Situational Depression :Atypical Depression
Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens. But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. The causes of anxiety may be a medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or thyroid disorders that need treatment. There's a clear link between caffeine and anxiety and alcohol and anxiety. Also, certain medications may be what causes anxietyRead More
Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual. Changes in appetite. Withdrawal from social interaction. Loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable. Lack of energy, difficulty concentrating or remembering things. Feeling worthless and helpless. Most new moms experience “baby blues,” but they usually pass a week or two after delivery. If symptoms persist or worsen, it could be postpartum depression. Younger children who are depressed may avoid school, complain of feeling ill, or become clingy with parents. Adolescents may become sulky and defiant
:Self Doubt :Compulsive Behaviors :Perfectionism :FlashBacks :Panic Attack :Self Consciousness :Stage Fright :Chronic disorder
Take a step back and inhale.You’re never given anything in this world that you can’t handle .Be strong,be flexible remember who you are and who loves you.You should not feel left out because of something you should always trust in yourself and never Give up on who you want to be.