An Incredible and Knowledgeable Experience

During my 3 weeks in Mombasa, Kenya, I learned so much about the healthcare systems and lifestyles. I was warmly welcomed by Benson and brought to where I would be staying. If I had any questions or concerns, Benson was there. I had 3 meals per day and laundry done twice a week which was efficient. At the hospital, I was able to witness live births, learn about the childhood diseases and help draw blood. It was an incredible and knowledgeable experience and I thank Dr. Simiyu for always being willing to teach and Dr. Chenene for allowing me help. I was also able to watch  2 orthopedic surgeries, which was another amazing experience. Outside of the hospital, I was taken to Haller Park where I got to feed giraffes as well as see hippos, crocodiles and more. I also got to visit a primary school and orphanage, where I was able to spend time with the kids and help run a hygiene clinic. One weekend I went on a safari in Maasai Mara for 3 days.

Elective Africa made sure everything was taken care of for me and I had the best time on the safari. I wouldn’t change anything about this program or my stay here. Overall it was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come back!

Emily Feagans

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville