Milene in Africa
Yes, I know I left Kenya last Saturday, but the lesson I have learn is still inside of me. I've been really struggling, trying to explain to people what exactly it is that I have achieved. I have lived in Mombasa for a month, I have made friends, eaten the food, learnt some Swahili, played with children, taught students, brushed my teeth with tap water, laughed out loud and cried. It was one of the best things I've done in my life and I'm planning to do great things with my experiences. I'm just not sure what. I Saw something online today that made me believe that I have changed the world by changing the way I see the world. Africa is not a continent full of poor people. It is a continent full of PEOPLE and often enough the focus is on their poverty and not on how creative and amazing they are. The best Kenyan innovation I witnessed was the Matatus. They were loud and crowded but they are the best solution for the transport difficulties in the country. I wish we had Matatus instead of really expensive and never reliable buses. Africa is a continent full of people with great ideas, great African dreams.