Children’s choir from Africa playing at Golden Civic Centre

The Watoto Children’s Choir is embarking on their 60th tour, and is coming to Golden for a show at the Golden Civic Centre.

The Watoto Children’s Choir will be performing in Golden on Feb. 6.

Established in 1994, and already having performed on 59 tours, the Watoto Children’s Choir is embarking on their 60th tour, and is coming to Golden for a show at the Golden Civic Centre.

The Watoto Children’s Choir has travelled internationally as ambassadors for the millions of children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty. Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their country.

Today, Watoto is impacting the lives of more than 2,500 children who have been orphaned and abandoned.

The tour, called Beautiful Africa: A New Generation, provides an evening of vibrant, original African music, dance routines, and life-transforming stories. The tour is a testimony of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.

Watoto’s purpose is to rescue the vulnerable, and raise them up to be leaders so htey can rebuild their nation. For this to become an ongoing reality, Watoto relies on the support and generosity of sponsors.

Living Hope is a Watoto program that has transformed the lives of women in the Kampala and war-torn Gulu in northern Uganda. The target groups are HIV positive singe women, returnees from abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and teenage mothers.

The goal of Living Hope is to restore dignity to vulnerable women. The Beautiful Africa tour in Canada features fair trade items for purchase that are made by women in the Living Hope program. Watch for these items at the concert at the Golden Civic Centre on Wednesday Feb. 6. The show is at 7 p.m., and admission is by donation.

To learn more about the Watoto Children’s Choir, go to www.watoto.com.

 

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