There’s nothing more precious than a kid’s genuine smile. I met amazing people during last month’s trip to Guatemala with Clean the World to distribute recycled used hotel soap and educate people about the importance of hygiene. Although I (still) don’t speak Spanish, I was reminded of the power of a smile in communicating.
As we entered a school in a Guatemala City suburb, kids immediately surrounded me when I pulled out my GoPro HERO3. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a monitor and didn’t have the WiFi connected to show them on my iPhone how it worked. But, I snapped their photos with my Canon Power Shot then showed them their photos. Their reactions are priceless!
Here’s a video with their reactions. So sweet!
Although the trip was with Clean the World, the in-country host was Children International.
Stay tuned for more on the trip.
Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.
The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo.
Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.
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2 thoughts on “VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos”
Great stuff. I’ll have to check out the organization–I’m still looking for a way to volunteer in Cambodia around my current work schedule. Haven’t had any luck yet.
I’m sure you’ll find a way!
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