We met a lot of children. And when I say a lot, I mean a loooooooot. On Thursday, September 7, Barbara and I visited Paul’s home Nunguni without him. But let’s start at the beginning. After a two-hour drive, on which I prepared my second blog post, we visited Mukaa Children’s home. Unfortunately the children were all at school, but we had the chance to talk to Mary, who told us that they take care of about 120 children from the age of five until they finish their education. Although the kids are not there during the day, the caretakers are present the whole time. They get financed by NGOs and Mary told us that it is working very well.
Next stop: Paul’s family, where they prepared a meal for us, once again. We met Machu, who showed us around this day.
Into the wild
After that we picked up Nunguni Yulu FC coach Hussein Habib. He and Machu showed us a very beautiful spot in Nunguni, where Paul’s family also has a field where they grow some vegetables.
On the fields, again
When we finished the easy walk (ask Samuel :P) we went back to the football field, where we watched the training, talked to the youth team and afterwards also to the senior team.
Talking to kids is not as easy as it sounds, so we struggled a bit, but I think we were able to get them to know a bit and vice versa. Barbara asked them if they prefer school or football. All of them shouted “school”. An answer we didn’t expect, especially from the school football team 🙂
With this first warmup round, the second talk was pretty easy. When Paul told me that we could talk to the team I was a bit overwhelmed because I wouldn’t consider myself as a public spokes person, but it was great. We told them who we are and that Paul always tells all the stories about them to his friends. So maybe they feel even more motivated with so many fans in Europe 😉
Okay, till now there were some children, but I’m sure you asked yourselves where the many children are that I promised. Let me tell you the story: The football field is right next to the school. Every now and then some pupils left the building to have their break. At one point some classes were done for that day, so suddenly all of them passed by. As I mentioned in my last posts, we attract many views, especially the kids are all over us. Especially Barbara was the main attraction with her beautiful blonde hair. How about having a look at some pictures 🙂
On the way home we had some more actionâ€¦
So another beautiful day came to an end. Thank you so much for reading this (or even for just looking at the pictures)! If you like my articles I’d be happy if you recommend them to your friends, share, likeâ€¦ You know the social media stuff!