Meet the Triplets on Choir 82

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With no doubt, you’ll spot them out of the 18 children set to travel to the USA on Choir 82  in September.

Timothy Nsubuga is the youngest of the 12-year-old triplets and loves playing drums; Thomas on the other loves to play basketball and Theodore can dance like there’s no tomorrow. One thing is common among the three, leadership skills.

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This is Timothy

They’re the oldest of all the boys on Choir 82 and from their behavior; they show that they have everything under control once they are left in charge. As leaders, they guide and assist the young ones in different activities of the day like practice, maintaining proper hygiene and reminding them of the different choir standards like Speaking English at all times.

Their story is not different from the rest of the children we have in Watoto. Before coming to Watoto, they had no hope of living to see the following day.

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This is Theodore

“We were born to a teenage mother. When we were 6 years old, she fell sick for a long time and eventually passed away. Our father left us on our own and up to this day, I don’t know where he is,” narrates Timothy Nsubuga.

At the age of 7, a Watoto social worker  found them alone and scared and brought them to Watoto. It was like the sun rising again in their lives.

Once in Watoto, their lives were  transformed. They fitted in so well and started going to school like other children. They had a roof over their heads in Watoto’s Bbira Village where they live with 5 brothers and sisters in a house, food and their medical needs as well were met.

“When we came to Watoto, we were given a new family and a home. Life became easy since we started getting everything we had ever longed for. But on top of that, we received love and we learnt that God is our father and can never leave us,” says Thomas Nsubuga.

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This is Thomas

The triplets will next year be sitting for their first ever National Examinations with other students in the whole of Uganda. They are studying hard to ensure that they’re among the top candidates in the country.

“I’m studying hard so I can become a surgeon and operate on children,” says Timothy.

While on Choir, they’ve been given opportunities to grow as leaders. Apart from being leaders, Theodore and Thomas are great dancers; and Timothy a great drummer.

Outside choir, Thomas loves playing basketball with his friends and when he grows up, he hopes to be a musician.

In Watoto we believe “it takes a village to raise a nation”.  This ‘village’ includes our Watoto mothers, choir care givers, teachers, the Watoto Church congregation as well as our sponsors, donors, friends and supporters from all over the world. Your contribution makes a big difference in the lives of the children.

For information on how you can be part of the Watoto story, go to https://www.watoto.com/ OR Book the choir now at https://www.watoto.com/app/choir/book

3 Comments

  1. I am so happy to see those boys again. They were first brought to Nsambya Babies Home by some white lady whose name I can’t remember. They were about 4 months old, but looked like 1 week old. She found them in a small room where they were staying with their mum (Lindah RIP). They were malnourished, thank Nsambya Babies Home which cared for those boys up to around 4 years old. They were later resettled with their mother after that white lady had informed the authorities at Nsambya Babies Home that she was going to help her buy land and build for her. During that time, their father Nsubuga surfaced thinking that may be he could also get something from the white lady. He had promised to come back to the home but he didn’t come back. I am happy that the boys are grown and are okay, thank Watoto for that great work. However, I had not known that their mother Lindah went to be with the Lord!!!! As I am writing now, tears are flowing from my eyes. I just imagine all the way Lindah had suffered with these children, and the happiness she was always showing whenever she was with these boys. She used to come to Nsambya Babies Home and we had nicknamed her (maama basatu) meaning the mother of three. She was always thankful to us. Before they grew up, we could always tease her when she came to check on them by just getting either Theodro or Timothy and we used to ask her to tell us whom we had brought for her. They were too identical unlike Thomas. She could sometimes ask us to bring the second one so that she could identify them. It was not easy for us even their mother to just know at a glance that this is either Theodro or Timothy. We had to bring them together so that we could identify some features on them in order to know who is who. Many people who visited the home wanted to adopt them I remember one Manager (name withheld) from Equity Bank wanted to adopt Thomas but our social worker told him it was impossible because Timothy and his siblings had their mother. I request these boys to keep praying for their mother because she loved them although she was poor and her health was not always good (May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Life!) Thanks Watoto. If possible, let them come and visit the mothers at the Babies Home who took care of them. Some have gone but others are still there.

    Lydia Matovu
    Nsamby Babies Home

    • Wow, thank you so much Lydia and thank you being part of the boys’ early life at Nsambya Babies’ Home. May God bless you!

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