Children were everywhere you looked. Over 50% of the Ugandan population is under the age of 16. Over 80% of the population is under the age of 30. Those are hard facts to get my mind around. Poverty and disease are truly wiping out generations or Ugandans.
They chased the van once we left the Kasubi school.
After arriving on Llolwe Island we thought we would take a walk out to a rock formation to have a bit of "team time". As you can see below, we were always surrounded. We never failed to draw a crowd everywhere we went.
Here in the States we are quick to respect the "personal space" of those around us. We can get really uncomfortable if someone enters our "personal space". Not so in Africa. They are a close people.
The shouts of “Muzungu” (which means “white person or whitie”) by the children as you pass never failed to bring a smile to my face. You see, the term is one of honor and the Ugandans consider it a blessing when “visitors” come to them.
They peeked in the windows where our tents were set up while on Llolwe Island.
Whether experiencing the silent beauty of Africa or the constant chaos of the children crowding around, the diversity of sound that was Africa to us was beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by! More to come!!