Mother Fed-up of Kids Thinking they are poor Takes them to Uganda on a Trip
Aid worker Ziz York, from Inverness, took girls Nia, nine, and eight-year-old Robyn on a trip to Uganda so they could see real poverty – and it was an eye-opener
A British mum who was tired of her children thinking of themselves as poor took them on an aid trip to Uganda – and it “blew their minds”.
Aid worker Ziz York paid to have her two girls Nia, nine, and eight-year-old Robyn join her on a visit so they could witness real poverty.
She said: “Before we went to Uganda, my daughters had been complaining ‘Oh, we’re so poor’ because they’d seen friends get holidays to Disney World or getting an Xbox for their birthdays.
“I said ‘You have a roof over your head, we can buy pretty much what we want in a supermarket, you have freedom of movement, we are in the top 5% richest in the world’.”
The girls were not convinced, pointing out they don’t have “a mansion or servants”.
So their mum showed them the conditions faced by some in the East Africa nation. She said: “We do live in a suburban bubble, so Uganda was mind-blowing for them.
“I think the biggest eye-opener for them was the lack of clothing.