Photos from Our First Trip to the Zoo!

10/28/13

Imagine living in Africa your whole life ... and never once seeing a lion or a zebra. 

For most children in our care, safaris and trips to national parks or zoos are unaffordable luxuries. So they grow up only hearing about the animals that are native to their country. 

But that changed for the seventh-grade class at Children of the Nations' school in Uganda this month. The students went on their first-ever class trip—all the way to the captial city to see the zoo, Lake Victoria, and Uganda's airport. 

Here are some photos from the trip!

The class poses at the entrance to the zoo
                                                        The class poses at the entrance to the zoo.      

Hannah (left) says this was her first time to ever see a zebra
Hannah (left) says this was her first time to ever see a zebra. "At the zoo, I began to appreciate the work of God and how he made so many different kinds of animals," she says.

The students got to ride a camel!
                                                                 The students got to ride a camel!

The class had fun and learned a lot on their trip
                                                     The class had fun and learned a lot on their trip.

The trip also included a stop at Lake Victoria
The trip also included a stop at Lake Victoria. This was the first time the students saw this lake that Uganda is so famous for! They were amazed to be able to go so close to the shore. 

Lastly, the class stopped at the airport. This simple stop was a huge highlight for the children
Lastly, the class stopped at the airport. This simple stop was a huge highlight for the children—who had never been to an airport before. "Touring Entebbe Airport and seeing how big the cargo planes are was my most favorite," says Sheron, one of the students. 

Thank you for providing such an exciting, inspiring education for these children!