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Sponsored Kids – Meet Malang

Happy Sponsored Kids Friday, everyone!  Hope you all are doing well and aren’t too stir-crazy during quarantine.

Today, we get to meet a precious new little friend!  Everyone, this is Malang. He is from a region of Senegal that we haven’t previously sponsored many kids from – Thietty and Sare Bidji.  Geographically speaking, this area is interesting because it’s south of another country, The Gambia.  The Gambia is actually bounded on 3 sides by Senegal (literally a country within a country).  So, Malang lives very close to the border of 2 countries, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia.  I noticed on the map he’s fairly close to a small airport, which is the first time I’ve seen that near any of our sponsored communities!  I wonder what kind of tourism occurs in that area, and if Malang has gotten to experience different cultures and languages due to his location.

Anyway, he turns 3 years old on June 6th and is about the cutest thing, maybe ever (see photo for proof).  He already loves soccer, but he’s not in school quite yet.  World Vision is new in his community, so they’re just starting some great initiatives related to education and child rights.  We’ll have to keep an eye on this and see the changes that happen there!