Today was one of the most eye opening days of my life. To spend a day with the amazing children from this community in Saldanha, South Africa was life changing!We can see all the pictures and films in the world regarding the hard lives others have to live, but it’s not until you really enter into their world that you really feel it.
One thing that really touched me is from early this morning until late this evening, the children laughed, sang, danced and acted like they didn’t have a care in the world. Playing football and games with them in the safe park that @unicef_uk and @socceraid have helped create was something I will never forget. Growing up playing outside with my friends and family, whether it was football, basketball or just on my bike is what I believe has been key to defining me as the man I am today. Without this safe park the kids I met today would have no where safe to play at all. The streets are dangerous and not in good enough conditions for them to play safely, so to see them out there playing and having fun was simply everything. Thank you for welcoming today, I can’t wait to do it all again tomorrow 💙🇿🇦#unicef #socceraid #happy #newfriends #thankyou #southafrica