With no doubt, you’ll spot them out of the 18 children set to travel to the USA on Choir 82 in September.
Timothy Nsubuga is the youngest of the 12-year-old triplets and loves playing drums; Thomas on the other loves to play basketball and Theodore can dance like there’s no tomorrow. One thing is common among the three, leadership skills.
They’re the oldest of all the boys on Choir 82 and from their behavior; they show that they have everything under control once they are left in charge. As leaders, they guide and assist the young ones in different activities of the day like practice, maintaining proper hygiene and reminding them of the different choir standards like Speaking English at all times.
Their story is not different from the rest of the children we have in Watoto. Before coming to Watoto, they had no hope of living to see the following day.
“We were born to a teenage mother. When we were 6 years old, she fell sick for a long time and eventually passed away. Our father left us on our own and up to this day, I don’t know where he is,” narrates Timothy Nsubuga.
At the age of 7, a Watoto social worker found them alone and scared and brought them to Watoto. It was like the sun rising again in their lives.
Once in Watoto, their lives were transformed. They fitted in so well and started going to school like other children. They had a roof over their heads in Watoto’s Bbira Village where they live with 5 brothers and sisters in a house, food and their medical needs as well were met.
“When we came to Watoto, we were given a new family and a home. Life became easy since we started getting everything we had ever longed for. But on top of that, we received love and we learnt that God is our father and can never leave us,” says Thomas Nsubuga.
The triplets will next year be sitting for their first ever National Examinations with other students in the whole of Uganda. They are studying hard to ensure that they’re among the top candidates in the country.
“I’m studying hard so I can become a surgeon and operate on children,” says Timothy.
While on Choir, they’ve been given opportunities to grow as leaders. Apart from being leaders, Theodore and Thomas are great dancers; and Timothy a great drummer.
Outside choir, Thomas loves playing basketball with his friends and when he grows up, he hopes to be a musician.
In Watoto we believe “it takes a village to raise a nation”. This ‘village’ includes our Watoto mothers, choir care givers, teachers, the Watoto Church congregation as well as our sponsors, donors, friends and supporters from all over the world. Your contribution makes a big difference in the lives of the children.