# Feelings on returning after 18 months
I immediately felt in a way at home in this special place
Arriving in Nairobi and from there going 5 hours up in the North, I had time to really arrive in Africa with all its impressions! Till the point of time when I entered the airplane I wouldn’t know if it really would work out because of these times of uncertainty.
When I was finally back I first needed time to realize that and I can tell that it is amazing to be back in a community that I was so happy to see again. People I have met before, faces that would be welcoming me so much!
Arriving at Ngaremara Kindfund, I immediately felt in a way at home in this special place that is already known to me. Also I’m glad that I still could identify the kids, that they have not grown too much since I left them last time.
After a few days of compulsory isolation, I was ready to meet the kids face to face. It was overwhelming. In a good way but at the same time literally overwhelming as the kids wouldn’t stop requesting my attention and besides I was trying to get used to the quite warm temperature at that time of the year.
I couldn’t change the fact that I’m only one person. Therefore I was glad that after 2 days everything settled down a bit, so that I could have good encounters with single kids. Something I enjoy a lot is to improve a bit of my Swahili, the kids are the best little teachers one could wish for.
Being on the road in Africa (like a trip to nearby Isiolo) is always an adventure, I love it and at the same time it can get scary. Here is to mention that Gillian is a tough driver keeping calm no matter what!
As I finish this initial report I am looking forward to travelling North to visit the Kindfund children in the homes at Ndikir and Wamba before returning for a short few days at Ngaremara to complete the administration required now for flying home to Austria.
Time flies by so fast. I’m here for a total 4 weeks and know already that I’m going to miss the people and the country after this. Thank you for having me Kindfund Family I will write further when I return home.
26h August 2021
Pray for safety for Lea as she travels