By Lavet Adhiambo (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016)
You never really know how much is within you or around you until you self search.
Linda one of the Akirachix Co-founders confirmed that the long awaited camp was happening at the Kadolta camping site located in Kiserian. The first thing that came to my mind was damn! That place is so hot will I survive?
The day finally came and it was time to go! We were very excited and finding the camp was a big struggle for us because we had to be on the site on time, and had to rely on the map we were given for directions. That experience was tough but I learnt the power of working as a team.
When we arrived at the camping site, it surpassed my imagination! You could feel the clean serene environment with trees everywhere, and I instantly knew this was going to be a worthwhile experience.
Ken our Communication teacher was already on site waiting, and setting up the necessary tools for our weekend experience.
Ken helped me realize that nature is very important for us but we play a part in its destruction. We learned the importance in reconnecting with nature and got to appreciate its. He made me see how animals work together as a team to build something awesome. For instance, how the birds give each other space to sing creating beautiful melodies unlike us humans who will tend to do a lot to bring each other down.
I learned how judgmental I had been towards my classmates, and got to understand the danger of a single story. I previously judged my classmates on single transgressions, but I learned to be more understanding. Sharing life maps with each other was amazing and we really got to bond. My classmates are like family to me after this experience.
The whole experience was amazing, the food was delicious, and I got to sleep in a master bed! Hehehe… that was an awesome experience and I felt like a princess during the whole camping time.
Thank you so much AkiraChix for giving me this experience. I am short of words to express how this changed my life.
One of the nicest things you can do is learn how to live with people and understand them.