5 Reasons Why To Love Kenyan Kids


I volunteered in Mathare slums in Nairobi during my stay in Kenya in July 2015. Because of my work especially at the local school, I had an opportunity to spend a lot of time with little kids. The youngest ones were around 3-4 years old, the oldest ones were around 12-13 years old, I guess. I was looking forward to meeting these little ones so much and when I finally got a chance, it was much better than I had thought it could be. If you ever get any chance to meet the children from Kenya, here are just a few reasons why you will love them.  

1. They are so friendly

I even did not have to make a first step, because they did it instead of me. I loved their smiles, and how they made me happy all the time. They were asking me - "How are you?" everytime they had a chance to talk with me. I had to answer many of their questions about my country, my family or my school. However, I never felt somehow annoyed by it. I enjoyed their company pretty much and it was hard to leave them.  

2. Their dreams and wishes

Before going to Kenya, I asked some kids in Czech schools about their dreams or wishes. The answers were various. The girls want to work as teachers, models or singers. The boys wish they could work in the army or IT industry. Then I asked them - Why? The girls replied - We want to be beautiful, we want to have expensive dress and makeup. The boys replied - We want to use tanks and weapons, it has to be cool. I decided to ask same questions the kids in Kenya. Their answers did not surprise me a lot. Their dream careers also included teachers or soldiers. What was different were their reasons why they want to do so. "I wish I could be a teacher, so I could teach poor and disabled kids who can´t go to normal school." "My dream is to be a doctor because I could heal sick people," says another child. They want to help others. 

3. No modern technologies or social media

In my country, almost every child has a mobile phone, tablet or computer. It is a common thing that children have Facebook account, they post photos on Instagram and share their thoughts on Twitter. It is different in Kenya. The Kenyan kids are not affected by modern technologies so much as kids in other parts of the world. It touched my heart to see them playing with each other and not being on mobile phones all the time. It was much better to see the kids playing the football than to see them sitting in the corner with tablets or smartphones. 

4. The smile

I mean, do I have to say something more? Just look at the photos! I think I don´t have to explain anything anymore. 

5. Just because they are Kenyan kids

Who does not love the babies and kids? They are all so sweet, cute, adorable and beautiful. When you add friendly personality and admirable character, you will get Kenyan kids. These kids go through a lot and if you give them love, they will give back to you much more than you need. I know that if you ever meet them and you make a strong bond with them, you will never regret it. Trust me. 

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  1. awwwww, they are so cute!! :) I love what they said about their dream jobs! :)


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