According to the sun, February 23, 2020, Ziz from Inverness, Scotland York recently said she was fed up with her two daughters, 9-year-old nia and 8-year-old Robyn, who always complained about “poverty in their family” and simply gave them an “unconventional” holiday trip – a trip to Uganda experience to let them know what “real poverty” is..
Ziz is a worker working for a charity called “team 4U”. She specializes in health education in Uganda. This time, she paid her daughters to accompany her to Uganda. “Before we went to Uganda, my daughter had been complaining: ‘Oh, we’re too poor’ because they saw friends go to Disneyland for holidays or friends’ families prepare birthday gifts like Xbox game machines,” she said. I turned to them and said, “you have a roof over your head, money in your pocket, almost everything we want to buy in the supermarket, we have freedom of movement, and we live in the top 5% of the richest countries in the world.”
The two little girls, however, did not believe their mother’s words, saying that they did not have “mansions or servants”, so Ziz decided to show them how the people in Uganda lived. “We do live in a comfortable environment all the time, so the current situation in Uganda has given them some impact,” she said. I think the most shocking thing for them is that they don’t even have clothes. They saw a lot of children in the area in rags. They saw that people were short of even the basic things we took for granted. Children in Uganda don’t have pens, paper or clothes. Many children don’t have shoes or toys. “
Although Niya and Robin haven’t seen some children die of malaria or malnutrition in Uganda, Ziz said, “they’ve seen enough and can understand why Uganda needs help. I hope that more British people will have this idea. “
Teams4U charity aims to teach Ugandan girls about their physiological period, so that they will not be ashamed to go to school, and provide family planning knowledge courses for local women. The charity has worked with more than 1000 community leaders in Uganda to address the problem of overpopulation – the country’s birth rate is 5.6 children per woman.
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