By Our Reporter
RWANDA – The Watoto Children’s Choir officially landed in Rwanda where they are set to perform this Saturday 22 December, from 6pm to 11pm (EAT) at Camp Kigali.
The youngsters from Uganda, received a very warm welcome, and told reporters they will share stories of how their lives have been changed and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities.
Nathan Kiza, leader of the Children’s Choir said that they were happy to come to Rwanda for the first time.
The choir serves as ambassadors of Watoto, a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and its people. Each of the children in the choir has one or no living parent because of war, poverty and HIV. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages, where they receive the care and nurturing they need to grow up as productive citizens of their nation.
Since its 1994 inception, over 64 Watoto choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with a bigger worldview they would otherwise never get. The choirs have also been to Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and France. Their audiences have included royalty, presidents, ministers and everyday folks, capturing many hearts wherever they go.
On Friday, children interviewed by journalists announced the specialty of the music concert they will display in Rwanda. It is one that they have organised in line with the celebration of Christmas.
Their songs include Beat of your love, Signs & wonders, Webale (Thank you), Holding on, Oh what love , and others.
Meanwhile, In 2019, Watoto Church will be celebrating 25 years of the Watoto Children’s Choir and the impact the choir has had on lives around the world.
They will be joined by award-winning British worship artist, Martin Smith of Delirious? fame.