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Mombasa Instameet #wwim12_Mombasa

Every few months Instagram hosts a worldwide instaMeet, basically photo enthusiasts coming together to take photos and videos and upload on instagram.

A definition as per their blog “An InstaMeet is a group of Instagrammers meeting up to take photos and videos together. That’s it! An InstaMeet can happen anywhere and be any size. They’re a great opportunity to share tips and tricks with other community members in your area, and an excuse to get out and explore someplace new!”

A group of people or an individual can plan and organize an instaMeet in their city and invite others via Instagram.

In the beginning of October 2015, Instagram called out for worldwide InstaMeet number 12. The theme was #WWIM12 is to share #todayimet portraits of the people you meet at the InstaMeet.

For Mombasa we held the Instameet at Mombasa Butterfly House, located next to Fort Jesus. The Mombasa Butterfly House has on display butterflies that have been purchased from community groups living adjacent to key coastal forests, including the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

About 20 people attended the event, we enjoyed getting know one another and capture the different species of butterflies that inhibits the gardens. We were given a tour of the garden, and a few facts on Butterflies and the House itself.

Below are scene captured from the InstaMeet



Jina langu ni Mohammed AbdulRahman


1) Your name and what do you do?

My name is Mohammed AbdulRahman but mostly people know me as (Moh’dBauss) I am 21 years old and I am a volunteer at Camara Education.

2) Why did you volunteer and why did you choose Camara to volunteer?

The reason why I chose to volunteer in Camara Education is I wanted a better understanding about different people, communities and organizations as well as to gain career experience and develop skills or learn new ones. Finally I volunteer to give back to the community and make the world a better place.

3) You went to school in UAE, How do you find the education system in Kenya?

Yes I did go to school in UAE. I find the education system in Kenya much harder than other systems. Which is an advantage to all those who are using this system.

4) How would your friends and family describe you?

They describe me easy going.

5) Describe your proudest moment while volunteering?

My proudest moments volunteering are many. . One of them being last month when we traveled to Uasin Gishu County where we dispatched over 500 computers and networked 36 schools. It was an amazing experience and you can truly see the joy in the children’s faces when they are greeted with this new technology.

6) Being a volunteer, have you ever felt you work went unappreciated?

Not really everywhere I go people seem to be interested in what I do and always ask me how can they join. Its nice to part of changing peoples lives to the better.

7) Where is your favorite place in Mombasa?

My favorite place in Mombasa will be Nyali Beach. Its a really nice quiet place where you can enjoy your weekend and hangout with friends.

8) do you miss UAE?

I miss my friends and family who are in UAE. I really like it here in Kenya and the people in Mombasa are really awesome, socializing and open minded. Plus you get to learn a lot here.

9) What do you want to be doing 5 years from now?

5 years from now I would love to have an organization where we can help people pursue their dreams and make the world a better place.

10) Parting shot

So implore everyone to find a cause and volunteer, because not only will you be helping others, you will be helping yourself as well.