Netizens from Uganda’s landscape of social media and a company are frantically searching for a barefooted schoolboy who was recently seen in a viral photo admiring another photo of a male pupil wearing shoes embossed on a bus.
According to Yesigye who shared the photo of the unnamed boy on social media, he and his team had gone to Luuka District in Busoga sub-region, which is located in the Eastern region of Uganda and about 128km from Kampala, before schools were closed in 2020 for an event.
They had gone to the boy’s school for a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity where they captured the boy’s photo. “The area is very remote and my photographer took this photo during the event but I did not post it then. Just a few days ago, I posted it and it garnered huge attention than I thought it would,” the CEO said.
Yesigye disclosed after the photo gained so much attention online, they decided to search for him to provide the help they can to enhance his education.
“Schools here in Uganda just reopened today (Monday, March 1) and so we will go back to the school and search for this boy. Actually, most learners in that school did not have shoes,” he recalled.
Other netizens have expressed interest in helping the boy.