Behind the smiles lies so much untold suffering and poverty faced by growing up in Uganda. Too often, it is a miserable life they are facing. These children are so kind and gentle that they never say no when taking pictures unless an elder tells them. They are just kind and soft one may think all I well with them, but in reality, no. These kids can give you great experiences and memories.
A child can smile at you and yet has not taken anything all day. When you leave, tears and sadness appear on their faces, which is the reality. If you can associate with them, you will understand their profound mystery.
Someone needs to celebrate this black masterpiece; imagine playing under the rain and smiling under the sun, rejoicing in the most obscured situation and circumstances life throws at them. They rejoice even when the sky is falling. No government in Africa, particularly in Uganda, cares about children, yet they act like the government is the Father. If you go to the urban areas, you will find street children. If you observe them, you learn a great lesson most of them do not have a pair of shoes, the same to those living in rural areas, barefooted and with no clothes; the lucky ones who have clothes; are often torn into parts. But even without clothes and proper shelter, they survive the craziest weather conditions.
Did you know most of us used to share water with animals? Even without clean water, roads, and education, an African child survives.
It takes a man with a pure heart to understand the life of children in Africa and how they live. When sickness comes, the option is local herbs, a life full of disappointment, pain, heartache, hunger, dark gloom, and hardships.
Thanks to JFM for loving and supporting African children through education, health care, and welfare. Thank you so much, donors, for your selfless love and effort to put genuine smiles on suffering Ugandans, both children and adults. We say thank you so much for loving God’s creation.