gap year to Uganda and Haiti

馨雅 劉 Start Date: Dec 24, 2017 - End Date: Apr 22, 2018

My Travel Story

by: 馨雅 劉 Start Date: Dec 24, 2017 - End Date: Apr 22, 2018
     With the development of industrial, some countries become rich; however, some countries are in an awful condition, no matter in health, financial or safety. Everytime when I watch a documentary, I will weep over their situations. The children need to carry heavy things to support their families, and they even do not have clothes to wear. What’s more, I remembered that I have watched some people going to “ trash mountain” to look for their dinner in a video. They regard the trash as delicious dishes. I always think that how come they are so poor, and if I have time and money, I must do something for them. Above are the reasons why I decided to help those people in poor countries as my gap year proposal.
     First, I would go to Uganda in Africa. I want not only give them financial and substantial support, but also spiritual support. I can teach them English or some knowledge. I want to be their friend. Then, I would choose Haiti to be my second place. There are a lot of damage earthquakes in Haiti just as Taiwan. Their houses were destroyed, so they do not have a substantial place to live. They do not have clear water, and in this way, they are easy to get diseases. As a Taiwanese, the last place I would choose here. Although Taiwan is richer than above countries, I deeply believe that there may be some people need to help. Sometimes, I can see some homeless people sitting on the ground and begging especially in train stations. In the winter, they do not have enough clothes to wear. My itinerary would be Uganda for four months, Haiti for four months and Taiwan for two months.