The Spirit of Childhood

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy’s mobile clinic regularly visits isolated Maasai communities in Northern Kenya. During one of these trips, while the staff were inoculating babies against polio, I heard a commotion through the trees and saw flashes of red amongst thick clouds of dust. After a short walk down a path, I came upon a group of schoolboys. They played as children do, undeterred by the sharpness of the surrounding acacia thorns, the unevenness of the ground or their deflated football.