Africa Mission Services (AMS) is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in Kenya. Our mission is to assist rural, underdeveloped communities within Africa to improve their quality of life physically, mentally and morally while providing short-term volunteers with hands-on experience in humanitarian service.
AMS works extensively with local Maasai leadership to improve educational opportunities for children, offer medical services for rural villagers and provide community households with clean drinking water. Financial support for both community development and AMS’s operating costs is generated by hosting short-term volunteers, who generally participate in a community development project for an average of 10 – 12 days. These volunteers minister in various ways to the local community. Building crews construct classrooms, dorms, churches and other facilities; medical personnel take medical services to the bush; others host activities at primary and secondary schools. There is a role for everyone. Most of all, everybody has the opportunity to interact with the local Maasai and learn about their culture. It is a time of giving, but it is equally a time of receiving, not only for the Maasai who benefit from the schools, classes and medical treatment, but particularly for the volunteers who get an insider perspective on traditional Maasai life and see firsthand the impact of their efforts in the community.
AMS operates its community development program out of Mara West Camp, which is located on the edge of the Oloololo Escarpment and overlooks a vast savannah below dotted with elephant, giraffe, cape buffalo and countless other wildlife. This incredible setting is home to AMS staff and is where volunteers are accommodated throughout their stay.
The AMS family includes thousands of volunteers from around North America who have donated their time, energy and financial resources to ministering to the Maasai people of Kenya. They are the lifeblood of the organization, bringing fresh enthusiasm, vision and resources to the ministry. The AMS team wishes to thank all those who have participated in our program and we invite anyone interested in future development trips to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.