The choir jetted into Hong Kong with excitement and was welcomed by the watoto office staff members. Word went out that the choir was in town and you could feel the excitement in the air. The choir was amazed at the beautiful landscape of Hong Kong, very different from what they were used to and similarity in weather with Uganda.
The Beautiful Africa , A New Generation concerts kicked off with a Big Bang with thousands of people attending the concerts. The choir has been to a number of schools and churches over the last three weeks.
‘Lord I need you’. Uncle Ronnie with some of the children lifting up holy hands during Lord I need you.
The beautiful African Queens singing away.
During one of the visits to one of the schools, the watoto children got to interact with the children of the school and even teach some of them how to dance. They as well got to share their culture with them.
Now after every concert, the audience is led to the tables where they get to support the ministry by purchasing some of the african merchandise that is displayed. The response of the people has been amazing with so many buying the products that is being sold. With the greatest need being sponsorship, the number of people that have signed up for sponsorship is mind blowing and we want to thank all of those who have signed up to sponsor a child or a mother or baby watoto. What you are doing is changing a life back in Uganda. Appreciation as well goes to the volunteers who have signed up on various nights to help out during the concerts. Xie Xie!
While in Hong Kong, the choir got a chance to go to Disney Land. Now Disney Land is a themed entertainment park that is enjoyed by both the young and the old. The amazing experience left all the children mesmerised at the different cartoon characters that they saw. The choir was welcomed by Mr. Arthur Lau, the ambassador of Disney Land.
Auntie Joanne with some of the children.
There is a parade that the choir got to watch and it had different cartoon characters the children could pick out.
The choir as well got to watch one of the most spectacular shows of the Land. The Lion King show. This was a mind blowing scenery of the characters of the real movie and the singing that got the adults on their toes.
The choir would love to send their love and appreciation to Uncle Arthur Lau, The Ambassador Of Disney Land for such a wonderful experience.
Still in Hong Kong, the choir got a chance to appear on TVB, one of the local television stations. The show they appeared on mainly targets the youth in Hong Kong. The choir was able to perform ‘shine’ in studio and the country Director for Watoto , Mr. Sunny Cheng and the team leader , Mark with some children got to be interviewed by MC Jin.
Great appreciation goes to the producer of TVB for this great opportunity to be part of your show.
The choir as well got a chance to go to the biggest university in Hong Kong. They had a concert in the Chinese university. The president of this University Professor Joseph Sung went to Uganda with a build team in 2011and they built a dormitory in Suubi village, one of the Watoto children’s villages.
The choir was honoured to have dinner with the professor at his house with some of the other university heads.
The choir was served by some of the university students who accompanied the professor on his visit to Watoto.
Our greatest appreciation goes to the Professor for this opportunity.
The choir got a week off and they headed off to Macau, an Island one hour from Hong Kong. This was the first time for Watoto to be in Macau. They had a good time relaxing and playing.
The choir will be in Hong Kong for the next three weeks and will be heading home on the 4th of December. Please check out the website to book a ticket for yourself and as well check out the schedule to know when the choir will be right at your door.
On the 17th of November, our country director, Mr. Sunny Cheng, Coach Wallace Chui, and Stephen Chan organised a soccer match for the choir and a group of children and adults. The children were so excited to be able to display their talents in soccer on the field. They were divided into two sets to be able to play with the different teams.
The uncles along with some other volunteers got together as well and had a match with a group of other adults. This was an intense game as it ended without both sides scoring. The aunties from the watoto Asia office along with the choir aunties and some of the girls got to cheer the uncles as they played on.
Some of the uncles and the children getting ready for soccer match. This is what we call warm up.
Team Watoto oye……… We go we go………………team watoto we go……….
Uncle Ronnie getting the team ready and sorted out.
Step to the left, step to the right, team watoto let’s go
Action on the field.