Exploding into Queensland with a sense of purpose, the energetic and colourful Watoto Children's Choir are like rock stars, especially to the 1364 other children in the care of the Watoto Child Care Ministries (WCCM) in Uganda.
Visiting Australia as part of their worldwide Concerts of Hope tour, the choir is a group of children who have been orphaned due to AIDS and travel the globe with their vibrant, soulful and joyful fusion of contemporary music and tradition African tribal rhythms and dance. The tour is conducted to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to raise money to build houses and classrooms for the orphaned children of Uganda. These amazing kids are, in our opinion, the best possible ambassadors for their country and for the work of the Watoto organisation. They are not only brilliant performers, but wonderful people who are full of life and hope, which they pass on to all who meet them.
Terri and Steve have made a valued monetary contribution to this worthwhile cause, and we are also proud to assist with their fundraising efforts during their time at the Zoo. All donations and funds raised through the concert tour go to building homes and classrooms for the children of the WCCM. Each Watoto village is designed as a community and provides a home for the children, schools, a medical clinic, a clean water project and a multi-purpose hall.
Here at Australia Zoo we are honoured to have had the Watoto Children's Choir perform in our Crocoseum for three consecutive years, and we look forward to continuing this positive relationship.
Learn more about the Watoto Children's Choir: Care and choir give kids something to sing about Watoto Choir in the Crocoseum