New tour for holistic care program

Watoto, a holistic care program is presenting a brand new tour entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.

HOLISTIC CARE PROGRAM Watoto will present two performances of Beautiful Africa: A New Generation in February in Courtenay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watoto, a holistic care program, initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and her people, is presenting a brand new tour entitled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.

An evening of vibrant, original African music, dance routines and life-transforming stories, it comes to the Comox Valley in February.

The tour is a testimony of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto.

Established in 1994, 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.

Watoto’s purpose is to rescue the vulnerable, raise them up to be leaders, so they can rebuild their nation. For this to become an ongoing reality, Watoto relies on the support of Canadians to sponsor a life and impact their future.

Living Hope is a Watoto program that has transformed the lives of women in Kampala and war torn Gulu, Northern Uganda. The target groups are HIV-positive single 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 2012 Canadian Tour features fair trade items for purchase that are made by women in the Living Hope program.

Check out the video trailer for Beautiful Africa: A New Generation.

Visit www.watoto.com, scan the QR code or call the toll-free number at 1-888-9-WATOTO to be part of the solution.

Beautiful Africa: A New Generation will be presented Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Northgate Foursquare Church (1640 Burgess Rd. in Courtenay).

Another performance will be offered Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the  Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church (2963 Lake Trail Rd.).

The concerts are free and open to the public.

— Watoto

 

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