Sunday, November 17, 2013

watoto



spent a meaningful afternoon with little bb's classmates and their parents.

marvellous performance by the watoto children choir
touching, inspiring, awakening and meaningful 
these children suffered loss of their parents from war and diseases in uganda, africa...
but they stand tall and brave against all odds...
they made me feel very small...

i repeatedly told little bb about these children and how brave they are...
not sure if he understands...
if not now, hope he will one day
of how lucky and blessed he is
and how he should appreciate what he has
and how he can use what he has to help others.

more about watoto and how to help these children here.

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a little thought i have while watching these children share their stories, sing and dance and cried..
and about the mission of watoto...
it is to rescue, raise and nurture these children who are the future of their country,
a country which they love
despite of its current state of war, disease, violence, etc...
they see the importance in investing in the future owners of their country,
they have a vision,
they have passion,
they still believe.

and just look at our own society today,
so much hatred and lack of love and respect for the place we call home...
i feel ashamed.

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