Kenya Educational Service Trips (KEST)

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Please KEST friends, say a prayer for Benard and Grace... this is what Benard just wrote... they were getting married Ju...
06/02/2019

Please KEST friends, say a prayer for Benard and Grace... this is what Benard just wrote... they were getting married June 14th...
Hey guys for the last one week have not seen my family..they never told Me anything.. My wife has been mteja and also have not talked to her...her relatives took her away and mwende just as we are about to do the wedding and its killing me in side..the only thing they are telling me is that she quit the relationship but herself has not told me and have not heard from her..I ask friends to pray for my family.. I ask all of you to offer a prayer for my family today.. Tell your priest and pastors to pray for my family.I don't want to enter into depression.. Please the best thing is to pray for my family...kindly my people if I ever touched you through my stories bless me today by offering a prayer for me...

Five- fifty pound duffels and suitcases all packed ready to go to Kenya with me June 11th.  Wish you could all come with...
05/29/2019

Five- fifty pound duffels and suitcases all packed ready to go to Kenya with me June 11th. Wish you could all come with me... if for no other reason than to help me lug the bags. Calling 1-800-SHERPA!!!

Leaving for Kenya in 27 days on my 27th trip!  Bringing lots of donations from very generous people and organizations.  ...
05/16/2019

Leaving for Kenya in 27 days on my 27th trip! Bringing lots of donations from very generous people and organizations. Packing 37 First Communion dresses, for Nyumbani Children's Home; 116 new soccer balls and 50 pounds of shoes for Nyumbani Village; class sets of reading books for various ages and wall mounted, industrial strength pencil sharpeners. Wish me luck! May only have room for the clothes on my back!

Spankie Kenya, VA Clemons, James A. Weathersby, Jen Bayles, Megan Culp, Jonny BDubs and Karen Geiling- this is what awai...
04/16/2019

Spankie Kenya, VA Clemons, James A. Weathersby, Jen Bayles, Megan Culp, Jonny BDubs and Karen Geiling- this is what awaits your visit... and of course, Justus Alu Malinda Musia! See you soon!

These fabulous, one of a kind, hand woven sisal and wool totes and purses are headed to NH for a Tuko Pamoja party on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. First come, first served and they sell quickly! Don't miss your chance to take one of these lovelies home! Contact Susan Smith at The Cottage Place on Squam for more details.

In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words!   KEST January Adults Only trip... WOW!
02/16/2019

In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words! KEST January Adults Only trip... WOW!

Just back from Kenya!  What an amazing, productive and powerful adventure.  Thanks to my KEST travelers and the priceles...
02/13/2019

Just back from Kenya! What an amazing, productive and powerful adventure. Thanks to my KEST travelers and the priceless leadership of Justus Mwaka Musia. Thanks for the memories... let's do it again sometime!

KEST returns to Kenya today, Director Lloydie Zaiser on her 26th trip!  Won't you join us sometime?!  Kwa heri, rafikis....
01/16/2019

KEST returns to Kenya today, Director Lloydie Zaiser on her 26th trip! Won't you join us sometime?! Kwa heri, rafikis...Kenya, here we come!

Amen to this!  Let's go to Kenya with KEST!  Kenya awaits your visit... KEST can make it happen!  GO KEST!
01/09/2019

Amen to this! Let's go to Kenya with KEST! Kenya awaits your visit... KEST can make it happen! GO KEST!

Sign-up for the June KEST adventure closes February 1st, 2019.  Going, going, gone... but not without YOU!  Please conta...
01/09/2019

Sign-up for the June KEST adventure closes February 1st, 2019. Going, going, gone... but not without YOU! Please contact KEST to reserve a spot and visit the website for details. www.k-e-s-t.com

Gathering travelers for the June 2019 KEST adventure!  Dates are June 13th-June 30th.  There will be an information sess...
11/18/2018

Gathering travelers for the June 2019 KEST adventure! Dates are June 13th-June 30th. There will be an information session at The Woods Academy in Bethesda, MD on Friday, December 7th at 1:00. Contact [email protected] with questions and for more information.

The January Adults Only KEST adventure is FULL!  Why not sign up for the June trip?  Taking names now, only 6 travelers ...
10/27/2018

The January Adults Only KEST adventure is FULL! Why not sign up for the June trip? Taking names now, only 6 travelers going and the spots will fill up quickly! Dates are leaving the US June 13th and arriving back June 30th. Contact Lloydie Zaiser at [email protected] for more information or visit the KEST web site at
www.K-E-S-T.com

Last call for the February 2019 KEST adventure!  Contact KEST immediately, if you are interested in what promises to be ...
09/12/2018

Last call for the February 2019 KEST adventure! Contact KEST immediately, if you are interested in what promises to be the trip of a lifetime! Don't be left behind! Bring a few friends along!

And these photos are courtesy of KEST traveler, Unni Jensen... wow!  Want to join a KEST adventure?  180day trips leavin...
08/22/2018

And these photos are courtesy of KEST traveler, Unni Jensen... wow! Want to join a KEST adventure? 180day trips leaving January 16th, February 6th and June 12th, 2019! Trips are filling fast, let us know now!

Here you go, 9 of my favorite photos from the June 2018 trip... we had a marvelous time! Thanks for the memories Lankena...
08/22/2018

Here you go, 9 of my favorite photos from the June 2018 trip... we had a marvelous time! Thanks for the memories Lankenau family, Patty Horn and Unni Jensen! Let's do this again sometime!

All are home, safe and sound, from the June 2018 KEST summer adventure.  Sleeping well at night with dreams of Kenya dan...
08/22/2018

All are home, safe and sound, from the June 2018 KEST summer adventure. Sleeping well at night with dreams of Kenya dancing in their heads!

One spot left for the January 16-February 4, 2019 trip and 2 spots left for the February 6-25 adventure. Know of anyone that would like to join a KEST journey, please send them our way!

05/22/2018

2019 KEST adventures are filling now. Dates are as follows:
#1- 1/16/19- 2/4/2019
#2- 2/6/2019- 2/25/2019
#3- 6/12/2019- 7/1/2019
Let us know which trip you are interested in and we can hold you a spot! First come, first served! Kenya awaits your visit... KEST can make it happen!

05/22/2018

The KEST June 2018 is fast approaching... in 24 days to be exact! Taking a teacher, a counselor, two Primary School students, a yoga master and a Renaissance Man... sounds exciting, doesn't it?! Will return home July 9th with lots of stories to share. Watch this space!

Headed back to Kenya on June 14th for 4-weeks.  January and February 2019 trips are filling up!  Let me know if you want...
05/09/2018

Headed back to Kenya on June 14th for 4-weeks. January and February 2019 trips are filling up! Let me know if you want to join us!

Favored modes of transportation in Kenya.  Some have a good ending, some, not so much!  Why not come to Kenya with KEST ...
11/14/2017

Favored modes of transportation in Kenya. Some have a good ending, some, not so much! Why not come to Kenya with KEST and give it a try! Leaving January 17th!

KEST Traveler Spotlight- KEST's very own 'professional tourist', Deb DeArmon!  On her 9th adventure to Kenya with KEST! ...
11/14/2017

KEST Traveler Spotlight- KEST's very own 'professional tourist', Deb DeArmon! On her 9th adventure to Kenya with KEST! She focuses on the Primary School Feeding Programs and compiling the grandparents' Memory Book at Nyumbani Village. It would be impossible to leave home in January without her! Keep up the grat work, rafiki!

January Adults Only trip departs in 85 days.  There is one spot open. Interested, let us know... January 14th- February ...
10/25/2017

January Adults Only trip departs in 85 days. There is one spot open. Interested, let us know... January 14th- February 2nd.

Kenya Educational Service Trips (KEST)
10/24/2017

Kenya Educational Service Trips (KEST)

110 days until the January 2018 Adults Only KEST group leaves for Kenya.  Seven hail and hardy travelers, even a new add...
09/29/2017
KEST | Vist Kenya and be moved

110 days until the January 2018 Adults Only KEST group leaves for Kenya. Seven hail and hardy travelers, even a new addition, that brave soul! Already forming the June and July groups. Visit www.K-E-S-T.com for more details!

Kenya Educational Service Trips (KEST) specializes in customized two to four week life changing adventures in Kenya. Travelers will have the opportunity to volunteer in challenged communities and to see Kenya’s natural beauty up close!

Two great needs- food and school supplies in backpacks.
09/21/2017

Two great needs- food and school supplies in backpacks.

Check out the new addition to the KEST web site... ~ Go to www.K-E-S-T.com and see the new 'Donations' link- what is of ...
09/21/2017
KEST | Vist Kenya and be moved

Check out the new addition to the KEST web site... ~ Go to www.K-E-S-T.com and see the new 'Donations' link- what is of greatest need in the communities where KEST travelers serve. Contact [email protected] to explore the possibilities!

Kenya Educational Service Trips (KEST) specializes in customized two to four week life changing adventures in Kenya. Travelers will have the opportunity to volunteer in challenged communities and to see Kenya’s natural beauty up close!

Let's start the day off with a trip down memory lane!  Happy KESTERS, happy life!
07/11/2017

Let's start the day off with a trip down memory lane! Happy KESTERS, happy life!

July KEST travelers are safely in Kenya and enjoying their trip! Kerry and Nick came all the way from Alaska... imagine!...
07/10/2017

July KEST travelers are safely in Kenya and enjoying their trip! Kerry and Nick came all the way from Alaska... imagine! And the Bobholz family, from Green Bay, WI are back on their second KEST adventure focusing on baseball thru their non-profit Angels At Bat! They are in good hands with Justus leading the trip! Yippee!

Two of my favorite people in all of Kenya... Eunice and Carol, both servers and so much more at Dimesse Sisters, Karen. ...
07/09/2017

Two of my favorite people in all of Kenya... Eunice and Carol, both servers and so much more at Dimesse Sisters, Karen. They make any stay at Dimesse extra special! Photo compliments of Claudia Russell, February KEST traveler.

07/05/2017

Eight travelers headed to Kenya on a KEST trip focused on baseball! Angels at Bat, a non-profit based in Green Bay, WI,returning for a second summer to train teachers and students in Kenya the finer points of baseball! Safari jema, KEST travelers!

Some final photos from the January Adults Only KEST trip. Thanks for the memories!
03/06/2017

Some final photos from the January Adults Only KEST trip. Thanks for the memories!

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go!  7- 50 pound duffels smashed into my car and 7 more waiting for my brother to l...
01/16/2017

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go! 7- 50 pound duffels smashed into my car and 7 more waiting for my brother to load them into his car for our trip to Dulles on Wednesday. That is 700 pounds of donations all together. Now all I have to do is find a place to tuck some clothes in for me!!!

KEST is headed for Kenya in 6 days.  There are two groups of travelers totaling 11 people.  The packing has begun in ser...
01/13/2017

KEST is headed for Kenya in 6 days. There are two groups of travelers totaling 11 people. The packing has begun in serious now. Check out what we are bringing... First Aid Kits, Memory Book keepsakes for the grandparents at Nyumbani Village, lots of backpacks, clothes and shoes... 18-50 pound duffels all together. Wish us luck!

Time to go back to Kenya as donations are oozing out the door! Packing 13 duffels of donations weighing 50 pounds each. ...
01/02/2017

Time to go back to Kenya as donations are oozing out the door! Packing 13 duffels of donations weighing 50 pounds each. Thanks to the generosity of so many, the duffels will be packed with backpacks, school supplies, books, clothes, yarn and 100 'goodie bags'! God is good all the time!

Headed back to Kenya in 26 days and bringing tons of donations... imagine!  The Woods Academy collected back packs, unde...
12/24/2016

Headed back to Kenya in 26 days and bringing tons of donations... imagine! The Woods Academy collected back packs, underwear, school supplies and Christmas presents for the children at Nyumbani Children's Home and Village. Can hardly wait to get there and play Santa! Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!

11/01/2016

News flash... Happy 10th Birthday, KEST!!! Reporting 150 travelers in 10 years, groups of 6 travelers or smaller; 26 of these people are repeat travelers, alone totaling 63 trips! Rollon', rollin', rollin'...KEST keeps on rollin' along!

2017 looks like a remarkable year for KEST!  Leaving in 80 days with the January Adults only group... trip FULL!  Leavin...
10/31/2016

2017 looks like a remarkable year for KEST! Leaving in 80 days with the January Adults only group... trip FULL! Leaving in 103 days with the February Adults Only travelers- trip FULL! Already booking the June and July trips, details to follow. So proud to have been in business for 10 years now! GO KEST!!!

Beautiful Kenya awaits your visit... KEST can make it happen!Announcing the 2017 KEST travel schedule, spread the word:J...
09/12/2016

Beautiful Kenya awaits your visit... KEST can make it happen!
Announcing the 2017 KEST travel schedule, spread the word:
January 18th- February 6th: Adults Only, FULL
February 9th- February 26: Adults Only, space available
June 15th- July 2nd: Open to All, space available
July: Private Trip

Just arrived home after 6 glorious weeks in Kenya with 2 fascinating KEST groups.  Already working on itineraries for Ja...
08/15/2016

Just arrived home after 6 glorious weeks in Kenya with 2 fascinating KEST groups. Already working on itineraries for January, February, June and July trips. January is FULL but there is room on the other 3 trips... for now! As for the summer groups, thanks for the amazing memories!

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the ...
06/29/2016

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." -Isaiah 55:12

Just read this on the Amani ya Juu, Peace from Above, web site and it sounds so true of our experiences in Kenya. Join a KEST travel group and see for yourself!

Headed back to Kenya i49 days with my first group of two KEST adventures.  Taking 800 pounds of work clothes to Nyumbani...
05/18/2016

Headed back to Kenya i49 days with my first group of two KEST adventures. Taking 800 pounds of work clothes to Nyumbani Sustainability department donated by John Shorb Landscaping. Look how happy the workers were with the last delivery!

KEST is really drumming up the business!  Won't you join us?!July 5th-25th, 2016- a few more spotsJuly 23rd- August 5th,...
05/04/2016

KEST is really drumming up the business! Won't you join us?!
July 5th-25th, 2016- a few more spots
July 23rd- August 5th, 2016- FULL
January 19th- February 6th, 2017- 12+ people interested
February 9th- 27th, 2017- 16+ people considering
Summer 2017... who knows but KEST must be doing something right?!

Word just in from Nyumbani Village- "We have already finished planting the 15 acres and allocated the shushus to plant f...
05/02/2016

Word just in from Nyumbani Village- "We have already finished planting the 15 acres and allocated the shushus to plant food crops between the rows as they manage the sisal." Asante sana all KEST workers and donors... we did it!

The KEST sisal garden at Nyumbani Village is growing strong!  Hoping the two groups of travelers this summer will plant ...
04/25/2016

The KEST sisal garden at Nyumbani Village is growing strong! Hoping the two groups of travelers this summer will plant a few acres and we will almost be done. The sho shos are counting on us to make their sisal supply self-sustaining. WE CAN DO IT!

KEST has two trips to Kenya this summer.  The first trip leaves DC on July 5th and returns July 25th.  The second trip d...
04/18/2016

KEST has two trips to Kenya this summer. The first trip leaves DC on July 5th and returns July 25th. The second trip departs July 23rd and returns August 5th. A few spots are open on each. Spread the word! Use the 'Contact Us' link on the KEST web page for more information. Kenya awaits your visit and KEST can make it happen... GO KEST!!!

And missing the magical sites that are all around... take me back, soon!
02/29/2016

And missing the magical sites that are all around... take me back, soon!

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Hello KEST Members am glad when I saw Debs post about the book and she mentioned shushus and most amazing thing is about feeding schemes in schools am requesting to be involved in that issue about nutrition and feeding I have something good to share