Benja's farewell

By Benja - Shimoni Field Staff 5 years ago
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It was  an unfamiliar situation at the start but the days passed by, and I felt like I belonged to GVI Kenya Shimoni. I liked all of the projects but most of all I was interested in being a forester. All faces were ones of strangers, everyone meeting for the first time, but amazingly everyone was friendly.

When I first came to GVI I didn’t know much about primates, dolphins, birds, community development, capacity building or sustainable livelihood in Tsavo west community. I joined GVI Kenya on the National scholarship program and I extended my time and became forest field staff, where I learnt a range of skills, responsibilities, leadership and was contributing to globally important scientific research. People change, I am sure I am better than I was before GVI.

I went through all this programs but I was so excited by the forest, every time I go out into the field I see new things: Green mambas, Snouted night adders, Zanj elephant shrews and many species of birds, these things make me feel alive. I love nature and I will always be a part of GVI.

Days fly, it feels like a month but actually it’s been over a year, the whole time I spent in GVI Kenya has been the best time of my life. It has been an incredible time. Mission accomplished. With that, I have to bid farewell. I am the happiest person in the world right now. It’s better than I ever thought it could be.

Benja- From Kenya