Many Malian children have never seen or have rarely seen Americans before. So, they are either extremely shy and a little frightened or they are really excited and want to approach you. These three kids were playing outside of our classroom on our first day in Mali. They would occasionally peek their heads in to get a look at us, and then whenever we looked over they would run away. They eventually warmed up however, and this is a video of me attempting to introduce myself and ask their names.
I took this video as we were driving on one of our first days. I know many people have been curious to see what Bamako actually looks like, and I think this gives a pretty good representation of what a typical (main) street looks like. However, Bamako is an extremely large city so their are many varying areas and neighborhoods that aren’t accounted for in this video.