We are a group of young adults from the North East who want to offer our skills and experience to the Watoto Children’s Village organisation in Uganda. We were first inspired by the work of Watoto when we attended a concert by their travelling children’s choir in 2012.
We heard stories from the children about how Watoto has supported them to rebuild their lives. After shedding some tears listening to the heart-warming stories, the initial idea of visiting Watoto in Uganda came about and subsequently The Watoto Mission was formed.
Our goal is to visit Kampala, Uganda in summer 2015 to help with the annual Summer Camp. We are all trained in working with children and young people through our voluntary work within organisations such as Girls’ Brigade and youth fellowship groups and our employment in the health and education sector.
During the summer camp we will take on roles relevant to our skill set, these roles will include leading worship, teaching, music, games and art and craft activities. The games we lead will help the children’s physical health whilst the art activities and music will give them the opportunity to express themselves how they choose and in turn develop a stronger sense of individuality.
Merchandise Ltd have very kindly kick started our fundraising efforts by donating personalised pencils which will be sold to our supporters who are in turn providing a pencil for a Ugandan child. We are very grateful for the donation and the way in which our appeal was dealt with. Thank you!