Meeting the children of Uganda – They were smiling and having fun.
There was a curiosity in their eyes when they saw me.
I have always known that the children in Africa were starving and needed help. I have often seen pictures of sad-looking children on the side of the road, with bloated stomachs and the look of “please help me.”
When visiting Uganda in 2019, I witnessed the poverty and terrible conditions near Kampala’s Kasubi Tombs. What surprised me was noticing that these children were smiling and having fun with each other. There was a curiosity in their eyes when they saw me. I was called a “mzungu,” meaning “white skin.” There was one little girl that brings a smile to my heart. She had a t-shirt on with the word “Canada.” I tried to explain to her that I live in Canada. Not sure if she understood, but she always had a huge smile on her face.
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About Kim Jackson ~ Kim is a freelance travel writer, photographer, and is currently creating a blog called Traveling Boomerz. Her home is Agassiz in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She loves exploring nature, chasing waterfalls, and visiting new places. She enjoys traveling with family, going solo, and creating her own itineraries. Her travels have taken her to many places in North America, and recently to Uganda. Her “must go to” list includes Europe, Iceland, and back to Africa. Kim has stories published with Travel Post Monthly and Rovology. She is a member of the Travel Writer’s Café, TravMedia, and ITWPA.