Watoto Children’s Choir to perform free concert
June 30, 2009
The Watoto Children’s Choir performs a free concert at Eastridge Christian Assembly, 5025 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., at 7 p.m. July 1.
Watoto, which means “The Children,” is spreading a message of hope for Africa’s children through inspirational songs and compelling stories.
In response to the critical orphan crisis in Uganda, Watoto Child Care Ministries was established as an outreach of Kampala Pentecostal Church. Today, Watoto is caring for more than 1,500 parentless children by providing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care.The goal of Watoto is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen.
Since 1994, the Watoto Children’s Choirs have toured internationally as ambassadors for orphan children in Uganda. “Concerts of Hope” inform people of Watoto’s vital work and afford audiences the opportunity to participate in restoring hope and dignity to some of Africa’s most needy children.
Each child in the choir has experienced tremendous personal tragedy, having lost one or both parents in the African AIDS crisis or other calamities.
The choir’s music and multimedia presentation is a soulful fusion of gospel and contemporary African style. Dressed in colorful costume, the children’s enthusiastic song and energetic dance has moved audiences worldwide.
Learn more by calling 392-3253.