Promotional Exams – Best Wishes Watoto

“When I grow up I want to be a teacher and let the light of Jesus shine in my life.” Jeremiah K.

“In Africa, many people die from simple diseases just because there are not enough doctors and nurses. I want to be a doctor so that I can change that.” Says another child.

Patricia seriously crushing the paper

Patricia taking the exam

Through the customised home school program, the children are able to continue with their studies on the road.

They have been doing their promotional exams in the last couple of days and have been examined in Science, Maths, English, literacy among others, which they have done well.IMG_2303 IMG_2322

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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