Tuesday, 27 December 2016

I Met The Small Boy Trey Songz Helped Out When in Kenya.

Learning To Help With The Little I Can Give, I Will Try Add Hope To It

When Trey Songz was in Kenya he took a stroll around the City of Nairobi's Town center.While taking pictures he came across a small boy who grabbed his attention.This boy was asking for money in the streets.Trey asked the boy if he would take a picture.Then Trey Songz gave the boy fifty dollars which is five thousand Kenya shillings.This act of kindness got mixed reactions.But it is obvious it came from a good place and Trey is a charitable individual.Trey Songz is an activist so you do the math.This is why Trey Songz is not just another celebrity.He does standout in a big way.You can read into him as an individual by his actions.
One Friday late afternoon i was running errands when i saw the small boy who took a picture with Trey Songz. I was shocked because i never thought i would come across him.I looked at the boy as he was busy walking with another kid.I went to run my errand and had to use that street again.I just had to talk to him.He had moved down the street abit.I was alittle star struck by the little boy.Well, Trey Songz asking him for a picture is really something.I was also sad and torn because of the little boys situation.I could tell he was not a street kid or homeless.He is one of many kids who ask for money to buy food for him and his family and support them.I slowed down and took out my phone.Then i went to the picture that he was in and asked him"Is that you?".He answered "yes",then i asked him if i may take a picture of him.He gave me an easy yes.I could tell he wanted to ask for a handout.I told him not to worry about that.

I took the picture and asked him what his name was.Then the little boy spoke about Trey Songz and he said,"I met him down that street not here.Then he asked me if he could take a picture".I told him that was great.I could tell the little boy was shy,kind and so sweet.I felt what i gave him was nothing.I would not want him to loose this kind nature he had to the streets.What would he grow up to be?
Will the life he is in take away that innocence i could see? Will the streets harden this little boy? What more can i do for him and for the many kids in the streets with all that threatened innocence? I told him thanks and he walked away as i did.As i walked away i ran into a little girl who saw me talk to the little boy.She was selling gum and asked me to buy.I told her i don't want the chewing gum but i would give her something little.She also had that innocence.It would be so sad to see that fade away.We cant only give these kids handouts,food but we can do more to try help these little ones more.I ran this in my mind over and over.I was star struck by the little boy but i felt so torn inside because of his situation.I could see what Trey saw in this boy.Then i realised when you give these kids handouts also give them hope.Make them believe in themselves and they will make it out of the streets.They will grow up into great individuals."THE BEST THING YOU CAN GIVE ANYONE ,THE BEST THING YOU CAN HELP A PERSON WITH IS HELP THEM BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES.No one can save you but only you yourself can save you by believing in yourself.We can only plant that seed of you believing in yourself.Because mostly our hands are tied. That's the best thing you can do for kids in the streets or anybody in the world in need of believing in themselves.The little boy Trey took a picture with is called John.I told myself i would pass by where i met him and try to plant that seed by telling him to always be good,stay in school and work hard in school.The next week when i passed by the street he was not there.The next Friday he still was not there.I kind of accepted maybe i would not see him but it was not only him that needs hope.The many kids in the streets do need the same.I can do it one at a time.On my way home i saw a kid who was asking for help.When the kid approached me i asked "Whats your name and do you go to school?".She answered yes and told me her name.I gave the little girl something small and told her to work hard in school.She gave me a sincere thank you cause i guess i even cared to ask her name.In my mind i thought"That's a start and that's what i will try to do for any kid i can give a handout to".I decided to walk down a street i like using to get to my matatu stage.I was shocked to see John there.It was getting late and it was dark.I said hi,he seemed so shy,I thought he didn't recall me.Then he said"You took my picture at the other street".He was next to a young girl who looked like she was around twelve years old.As i spoke to John who seemed so shy ,she answered for him.Then she asked if i may i please buy them food that i don't have to give them money.I asked her if John was her brother.They do have the same eyes though John has a dark complexion and she has a light complexion.She answered yes and her name was Halima. They are six kids with a single mother.I asked John if they go to school he answered"We closed school along time ago".His sister Halima told me the name of the school which is in a slum area in the city where they also reside.I told them to work hard in school because that is the way they can really help their mother out.

I told John and his sister i was running late and could only give them something small for them to buy food.I asked them if they are always in the streets.They said they are except on Monday.I guess, they are there mostly in the evenings.That is so sad because they should be normal kids,that life is hard.But they seem OK and in their own blissful innocent worlds.I told John and Halima bye and if i see John i will surely say hi whenever."With the little i can give i will try and add hope to it".Trey Songz encourages people to help out in their communities no matter how small.I am learning to get alittle more involved which i did not really have the courage to do in the past.
The next week i had to use that street in the evening.I met John and he seemed alone asking for help.I said hi and asked him where his sister was.He pointed and started to walk down the street then he called her.His sister came running,she was happy to see me.She gave me a handshake which made my day.I asked how they were doing and they said they were okay.As i said goodbye, Halima told me bless you and i told them bless you too.At the end of that week i saw John this time he saw me too and he quickly came and gave me a hand shake.I asked him where his sister was and he told me she was at the street across the road.I gave him what i could and told him to say hello to her for me.Those two times i saw him that week he had the pinkish jacket he had on when he met Trey Songz. I still see him from time to time mostly on the same street,he is mostly on a certain street but not at all times.I gladly get a hand shake and i ask him how he is doing and i also get a warm bye from him.What i can do is pray for him and many children around the world in the same situation he is growing up in. This is the world we live in and i guess we should just make the best out of it and never forget to show love.We can only do the best we can to make someone else's life easier or better and mostly pray for them to always be okay,feel love and don't loose their way in the cold world.