We are so excited to be hosting the Watoto Childrens Choir at C3 Belconnen! This is a free community event.
The Watoto Children’s Choir travel internationally to help raise an understanding of the plight of Africa’s orphans. Watoto’s performances are a soulful blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance. During their concerts, audiences are encouraged to donate towards one of Watoto’s many projects in Uganda.
Watoto is the Swahili word for “children”.
Watoto is a Church based organisation that cares for orphans and widows in Uganda. Their goal is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders. In 1994 Watoto Church began rescuing orphans. Watoto was born out of the need to place parentless children into loving families. Through Watoto, these children receive the message of Jesus Christ and His salvation, a spiritual awakening, an excellent education and a family. To date, Watoto has over 3000 children in holistic care and this number continues to grow yearly. Watoto places the most vulnerable children into new families. Each family consists of 8 children and a mother who cares for them.
Watoto employs several social workers who, with the approval of the Government of Uganda, locate and select the most vulnerable children. These children are some of the 2 million Ugandans who have been orphaned due to AIDS and war. Many Watoto mothers are widows. Some of them have children of their own. Watoto supports these women by giving them the opportunity to fulfil their roles as mothers. Each mother is responsible for the daily care of 8 children.
Watoto creates entire communities where children can learn and grow in a safe environment. These villages contain houses, schools, a medical clinic, a church & community hall, a clean water source, roads and electricity.