We Still Alive - An African Story

About the author

About the Content and Future Objectives

When I first started to think about WeStillAlive, I was reentering my country of origin, Italy, from Nairobi, Kenya. After about two months spent in Nairobi working in a clinic in central Kawangware, one of Africa's biggest slums in Kenya, I let grow the idea that my life could never be the same after that experience. I have always wanted to do something to tell and share that unique moment I spent around that yet unfamiliar culture. So, I started WeStillAlive to share the unique way of living of the African individuals and their experiences that have accompanied me throughout my journey in Kenya and that have crossed with my desire of helping their community for the better.

WeStillAlive - An African Story's goal is to share the memorable unimaginable way of living of the Humans I met in Kenya and their culture by creating a pleasant atmosphere in which one person's interest and curiosity can come, also at times, meet science and its educative objective. With that, I want to engage people and science from a more global perspective, a place to place and approach that goes from Nairobi to Italy back to Philadelphia, where I currently study.

Westillalive is a charity-leaned website whose intentions are to involve many individuals to devote their attention to help grow better sanitation and quality water systems in the area of Maai Mahiu and Maasai Mara, Kenya.

I believe that the entire world, broadly considered through science, must come together to benefit one public healthcare community. We should all consider strengthening areas' operational sanitation and water services in Nairobi to ensure that treatable and preventable diseases still present in the area will diminish in the next decade.

Michele - the Author

I am a Thomas Jefferson University graduate living in Rome, Italy. I have started to appreciate science since my first year at Thomas Jefferson University. I am currently attending medical school in my third year of six in Rome.

I am from Italy, indeed. So you may already assume things about me, such as that I drink coffee excessively, that I love pizza and pasta, that are simply true for any Italian person you have known or met some time in your life. I have to say sincerely that I do not diverge much from that version of an Italian individual that you might have guessed about me. I like what is said about us, what seems to be of Italian origin, culture, and tradition only, but there is more than that that can be said about a person of our kind. I indeed consider fascinating the science that surrounds us. I find compelling the everyday scientific novel made of those actions that set the basis of life on earth.

I am Michele, a medical student whose hopes are to successfully continue my career in medicine to benefit the community I find myself surrounded with every day (Italian community) and the ones overseas (USA and Nairobi). When I am not in my room studying, I love to play soccer, which has been more than a hobby for me when I was younger. I also like to explore the city of Rome and eat out with my friends.

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