On Sunday 5 August 2012 as part of the special Clayton Church Building Opening Ceremony, the Watoto Children’s Choir came and performed in front of some 800+ people. As a ministry of the Watoto Church, with a global reach and influence, I was one of the many people who signed up later that evening to sponsoring a Watoto kid. My first knowledge of the Watoto Children’s Choir was probably in 2007 when they performed with Chris Tomlin and then at Hillsong. To witness them perform live and then later speak with a few was one of those memories I will always cherish.
The following is reproduced from their marketing promotional kit:
Watoto is a holistic care programme that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation. The Watoto model provides for physical care; medical intervention (including HIV/AIDS treatment); education (formal and vocational); counselling and emotional well-being,moral and spiritual discipleship.