Mia Visits Nairobi

On Sunday, March 27th, seven GDW participants from Minneapolis embarked on a week-long trip to Nairobi to visit their cohorts at the National Museums of Kenya. Share in their experience through the following photos and read the girls' initial reactions!

  The girls upon landing in Nairobi (Photo by Xiaolu W.)

The girls upon landing in Nairobi (Photo by Xiaolu W.)

  Photo by Breanna

Photo by Breanna

"My overall experience today was great! I loved going out and seeing their culture firsthand. It was amazing to see things that were recognizable from our community back home in Minnesota, as well as aspects that were completely new to us." Alicia

  Photo above and photos below by Anya

Photo above and photos below by Anya

"This picture (below) really captures the first impressions I had of the Nairobi Museum. I was shocked to see such respect for the ecosystem and the great use of resources. The huge windows and natural lighting create a warm, open space. You can immediately tell that the people in Nairobi like to use what they have to their advantage." (continued)

  Photo by Quinn

Photo by Quinn

"As you can see, the elephant was extremely sacred to Nairobi. After he died, they made a model/tombstone for him to rest in peace." Quinn

  Photo by Shea

Photo by Shea

"These past 24 hours, I have had the best experiences of my life. The people of Kenya have done nothing but welcomed us with open arms and shown us generosity. They have done everything in their power to make sure we feel at home and have accepted us as their own. This is an experience I could never get back home, and I can’t be anything but grateful to all of the people here." Shea

  Photo by Sheila M. 

Photo by Sheila M. 

  Photo by Xiaolu W. 

Photo by Xiaolu W. 

Stay tuned for more photos and reflections from our trip!