It was not all work though! Our Dutch Craftsmen had the opportunity to partake in a few Kaya Mawa activities, as well as some personal community activities. Koos, an avid scuba diver, had the chance to go and check out some of Lake Malawi’s most amazing dive spots, spotting our hundreds of species of endemic cichlids – a beautiful range of freshwater fish that vary in colors from red to blue to yellow.
On a few afternoons, Team Netherlands tried their hands at wakeboarding – another fun Kaya activity! They were able to visit Likoma Island’s historic St. Peters Cathedral for a service, and even catch a local football game!
At the end of their 10 days here on the island, we achieved a number of things – not only physically, like painting rooms and fixing swimming pools, but a trade of skills from modern to basic – finding a happy medium that will give Kaya the rustic charm it is known for, but improving its carbon footprint and greenification of our island. The Dutch Team came away from this experience with a spirit of Likoma, a certain togetherness that is such a rare find.