As we finished up snapping selfies with the youngsters of the primary school next to Kaewa Secondary School which really was the reason for our visit, I and Lena slowly walked back towards Kaewa, getting ready to board the bus and continue our adventurous journey. As we did, this girl followed us and gently tapped my shoulder. As I turned towards her, she dropped her gaze, and said, shyly:

Could I have my picture taken too?

I melted. Lena melted.
And of course, we snapped shots of her with both of us, respectively.
The young girl seemed happy that we took her up on her request, and after a few minutes, we went our separate ways.

On another note, I don’t know if the sweaters are part of the school uniforms all the time, or if this is the winter edition. Kenya is south of the equator, hence, technically winter during our visit in June. The weather was lovely, like a really lovely Swedish summer, with temperatures around 27 degrees Celcius. In Malindi, which is where we swam in the ocean, it was 3-4 degrees warmer, with ocean temperatures of 26-27 degrees.

Advent Calendar for 2019: sharing pictures and stories/reflections from my trip to Kenya in June. I went to visit “my trees” and get a hands-on experience of the social entrepreneurship of the Kenyan forestry company that I buy trees through.

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