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Video: Watoto Children's Choir visits Sudbury

Choir made up of Ugandan children who have lost one or both parents

The Watoto Children's Choir performed its Signs and Wonders production at New Sudbury Pentecostal Church Sunday morning.

The choir of 18 Ugandan children ages seven to 12 years old will also perform this evening at 6 p.m. at Glad Tidings Church. No admission fee is being charged, but free will offerings are accepted.

Watoto means "children" in Swahili language. The choir is made up of children who have lost one or both parents.

The choir travels the world with a team of adults who look after the children and also manage the day-to-day affairs of the tour on the road.

Their energetic performances are a blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and creative dance. 

The choir is a ministry of Watoto Church, headquartered in Kampala, Uganda.

It runs children's homes, social work services, medical clinics, pastoral and discipleship care, three primary schools, a high school and a vocational school, among other services. 

All these facilities are located in the communities (children's villages) that have been built by Watoto Church for some of the most vulnerable orphans and children with no one and nowhere to go.