So, here I am now, sitting on Ali Skanda's Dhow "Lamu", right in front of Lamu Town. My report is written, my semester has come to its end and soon I will be going back to Germany for my next one.
But I wouldn't like to call it the end of this story. Actually, it feels more like the start of something. There are many ideas and projects in my mind, which I will take with me and continue working on in Germany - one of them will definitely be the plastic shredder.
Anyway, I want to finish with a conclusion of my last months in Kenya.
To make it short: I am not bringing home any new invention or product, but I will have my bags full of experiences. If it is preparing Ugali and Mchicha with the plastic shredding crew, climbing the mountains of Dandora (or even only smelling it from kilometers away), or wandering through the Kariobangi Light Industry and getting familiar with the slum life - I wouldn't want to miss a single place I've been to, not a single insight I got, which made me reflect about everything a lot.
Once more, I learned a lot about different cultures and ways of communication and how to deal with it. And what I also loved about this project was how every contact led me to another one and enabled me to build up a network of so many interesting people!
People who know me know that I could easily talk for hours about what else I learned and experienced, but I am going to stop here and leave it up to you to find out more!
Only one more thing: I am so thankful.