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Travel To Kenya – September 14-27, 2018

A unique study/work/fundraising safari (journey in Swahili) in Expressive Arts Therapy

Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to train in the Harambee Arts methodology with its creator, Gloria Simoneaux. You will be working alongside long-term local staff who have devoted their lives in direct service to individuals impacted by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, incarceration, trafficking, violence and other traumas.

The first week you will travel to Nanyuki and stay in luxury tents at the foot of Mt. Kenya where you will receive four days of intensive training in our unique methodology. In Nanyuki, you will go on safari and see elephants, lion, rhinos and other wild animals at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

During the second week, you will share the intimate experience of visiting and participating in Harambee Arts projects in the Kibera slum, at a school for children with autism and other special needs in the Mathare slum and at the Langata Women’s Prison, working with HIV+ prisoners.

You will experience the phenomenal healing power of the Expressive Arts and the long-term success of Harambee Arts staff of 12 who bring joy and love into the lives of severely neglected communities.

In Nairobi, participants will also have opportunities to meet with Kenyan therapists to discuss the issues and challenges of supporting children in Africa.

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Learning goals

Use multiple art forms – including visual arts, dance/movement, singing, storytelling and drama – as transformative healing modalities

Use Expressive Arts to create a safe space for participants to heal, especially when they have no sense of safety

Use Expressive Arts to create community by allowing everyone to be heard and valued

Use combined therapeutic play and Expressive Arts to support the development of resilience


Six nights at Kongoni Camp. Located 2 km from Nanyuki Town northwest of Mt. Kenya, Kongoni Camp offers fully equipped modern facilities, stunning natural beauty, heated swimming pool and access to game parks and mountain hiking. Costs reflect single occupancy rooms and full board.

Seven nights at Lotto Inn and Suites in the Westlands area 
of Nairobi. Spacious, comfortable rooms located near upscale shopping areas and restaurants. Costs reflect double occupancy rooms with half board. Single occupancy is also available at a higher rate.


The trip includes:

  • Game drive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki
  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (baby elephant orphanage) and Giraffe Centre
  • Shopping at the Maasai Market
  • National Museum, Nairobi
  • Hike in the Karura Forest

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All Activities Are Subject To Change


Contact us at [email protected] 
for an application.
A personal interview will be scheduled upon receipt of the application and a decision will be made by June 1, 2018. 
You are expected to arrive on Friday September 14. Orientation will begin

on the morning of September 15.
Full itinerary available upon receipt of application.


A $2,400 fee for the 15 days includes 
all lodging in Nanyuki and Nairobi, full board in Nanyuki and half board in Nairobi, airport transfers and all local transportation in comfortable, 
air-conditioned vans and buses, safari in Nanyuki and excursions in Nairobi.

In addition, we are requesting a 
$2,600 donation to support the Harambee Arts programs. We suggest that you fund raise within your community to reach that goal. TOTAL: $5,000

You Provide

Not covered in the trip cost are: international airfare, visa ($50), medical and evacuation insurance, alcoholic beverages, tips and other incidentals.

Participants are required to purchase medical and evacuation insurance.
Option: Travel Guard: www.travelguard.com

This Trip is Endorsed by

The Travel Program of The California Institute of Integral Studies, Daystar University, Nairobi. The Kenya Association of Professional Counselors

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