Jack Black recently traveled to Uganda to meet with underprivileged kids as part of the Red Nose Day campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness and money for impoverished children and young adults. In the clip below, Jack meets with Felix, a 12-year-old homeless boy.
In the beginning, Jack promises his viewers that he’ll try his best to hold back tears and not cry, but this proves to be very difficult. While visiting an underprivileged community, Jack speaks about the good he sees in the locals, even though the town in tarnished by desperation and danger. “It’s no place for a kid to grow up,” he says, fighting back tears.
When he talks to Felix, he is immediately overcome with emotion as he listens to the homeless boy. Felix simply has one wish – he wants an education.
“He wants an education, and I think that’s not a lot to ask,” the actor says.
According to information presented in the video, there are up to 150 million children living in the streets all over the world. Jack Black meets with one of them, Felix, who talks about his past and what led to his life on the streets. Felix lost his mother at a young age, and he never met his father. He has brothers and sisters, he says, but he doesn’t know where they are.