Tourist, by Kevin Mwareri
Namelok Junior Academy is extremely grateful for your donation, Romy. In exchange, 10-year-old Kevin Mwareri has written a brilliant poem titled “Tourist.” Kevin aspires to be a tour guide, and if you read his essay you will see that he has a keen understanding of how tourists in his region might feel. I recommend reading his poem twice, as it is a real brain tease. You wouldn’t expect a young boy to be able to write from the point of view of another person, let alone a tourist, someone so different from himself. He shows exceptional talent and it is really exciting!
Kevin lives near a cliff that offers an incredible view of the hills and valleys in Kisamis, Kenya. It is called Baridi corner, which is where I first met Mary Naipanoi Tobiko, the Headmistress at Namelok Junior Academy and our contact at the school. Kevin sees many tourists there, taking in the sights.