It was while cycling through Africa that we stopped at a Plan Canada project in Malawi to see how they were helping to educate children and empower a community. We were riding to raise money and awareness about their commitment to helping the children of Africa. The kids were so excited to see us, and upon our arrival they sang songs and danced for us. It was a joyous occasion and this little boy captured the spirit of the day.
Kids are the same all around the world. They love to play, they love to laugh and they are filled with wide-eyed enthusiasm. I don’t know what the future holds for this little boy, but he will always be etched in our memory as a shining light during our travels through the continent. With the help of projects like Plan Canada, there is much hope for the future of African children, but there is still a long way to go. When you see smiling faces like this one, you can’t help but feel uplifted and optimistic about the future.
Dave and Deb are a travel couple who live by the motto “adventure is for everyone” Married for 15 years, they’ve visited over 70 countries on 7 continents. They aim to inspire people to follow their dreams and push their boundaries. Currently they are part of the American Express Realize Your Potential ad campaign featuring people who have taken the leap to live their dreams. They have also been featured in the Expedia Find Yours Campaign showcasing how travel transformed their lives. They have appeared on TV as regular travel experts, been featured in such publications as The National Post, BBC Travel and National Geographic and have spoken around the world about pursuing their passion. Follow their journeys on their travel blog ThePlanetD and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter