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Church hosts Children’s Choir

By Staff | Apr 3, 2015

The Watoto (Ugandan) Children’s Choir performs Sunday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Washington St. Admission is free. Donations welcomed.

Watoto Childrens Choirs have travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the estimated 50 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

The choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission through their stories, music and dance act as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.

The children in the choir have suffered the loss of their parents either through war or disease. They live in Watoto children’s villages.

The touring experience gives the children exposure to other cultures broadening their worldview. It also gives them confidence and boldness and helps them rise up out of their own situations of sadness and despair.

The choirs have toured Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Australasia, Canada, UK, Germany, France, USA, South America, Hong Kong, China and Japan