New Choir Tour – Oh What Love

ANNOUNCING OH, WHAT LOVE
A New Watoto Children’s Choir Production

Imagine a new Africa. Reborn, revived, rebuilt. The all-new production, Oh What Love, by the Watoto Children’s Choir, presents the vitality of the new Africa. Its vibrance, urban sound and colour takes you on an emotional journey from utter despair to joyous celebration, as the children share their stories.

The tour begins in January 2015, bringing a dynamic worship experience by those who were once orphans, sharing their journeys to redemption and demonstrating God’s desire to be a loving father to all mankind.


“After losing my parents I felt lonely, with no one to love me. Now I know that God is my father. He loves and cares for me. On the choir, I am going to show people that God loves them too,” says six-year-old Jackie Nakku.

Gary Skinner, Watoto Founder says, “God’s heart for the marginalised is not just to see individuals rescued but rather to see them thrive as their lives are transformed by His good news. The stories of the children are real and represent thousands of others who are experiencing this incredible transformation.”

Based on the bible verse, 1 John 3:1, “See what kind of love the father has given us, that
 we should be called children of God, and so we are,” prepare for a unique worship experience. Underscored with the original sounds and rhythms of Africa, it blends traditional and modern dance.

Since 1994, Watoto children’s choirs have travelled all over the world sharing the plight of Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable, making an appeal to help raise these children so that they can rebuild their nation. Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both of their parents and they have been rescued and now live in Watoto village homes.

“All the children were once orphans. Through their unique personalities, they now communicate and share the sense of belonging they found in God their father. The concert is aimed at passing on a message of recommitment to God, as He desires to be a father to all,” says James Skinner, Creative Director: Watoto Children’s Choir.

Watoto’s previous choir production, Beautiful Africa: A New Generation, is in the final few months of tour in some select cities in USA, Europe and Asia.

Watoto Camp 2012 Is On

The Watoto Camp is on and the children are learning a lot and having lots of fun. This year’s theme is “Remaining In Christ” which is based on John 15. The camp is slated to end on 19 August

For those that missed the opportunity to attend, we passed by Suubi Children’s Village and we bring you some highlights from the camp.

Rogers Onegiu, a facilitator commented that this year, the intention is to teach the children how to remain grounded in Christ the true vine. “My desire is that they can understand the true meaning of Christianity and start to truly mature”.

“I am loving the classes because we are learning a lot and we get to win prizes. I have also made lots of friends,” says 12- year- old Gideon Nsenga.
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Children’s Fashion Show In Support Of Watoto

A vibrant Kid’s Fashion Show was held on 4 August at Hotel International. All the proceeds from this spectacular event, which will be held annually from this year, went to Watoto Child Care Ministries in support of the care of orphaned children.

The show kicked off at noon in prayer and then a presentation from local artiste, Perrez.

The venue was beautifully decorated and the kids gracefully cat walked down the runway as they were cheered on by their parents and friends.

Mrs. Susan Kirumira, the initiator of the annual event was burdened by a need to give back to community after visiting the Watoto villages. She decided that the proceeds should go to Watoto when she saw the significant transformation of lives through the family oriented care provided to orphaned and vulnerable children and women.

The models on the day included some of the Watoto kids as well as children from various schools in Kampala.

One of the guests from Watoto, Mr. Arora Majugo, commented that he was humbled by Mrs. Kirumira’s kind gesture. “The show was a good one and a wonderful opportunity for children to nurture their talent and gain confidence,” he noted.

“I really enjoyed the fashion show.  I had so much fun,” said Luke Atabua, a kindergarten pupil who lives in Watoto’s Bbira Village.

Tumushabe Eleanor, a primary two pupil at Hormisdallen wishes the event would happen more often. “My teacher designed my dress and I have learnt different modelling styles,” she said.

Mrs. Kirumira’s future plans are to get more people to partner with Watoto and to raise awareness about the work.

The proceeds will go towards the operating costs of Watoto and an offer of free dental care was made at the event for Watoto children by Mr. Robert Kironde of Dino Dental.

Thank you to all those who helped make the day a success. If you would like to partner with Watoto to raise awareness and support, please contact us at uganda@watoto.com.

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