Watoto Children’s Choir to perform in Abbotsford

A popular children's choir from Africa returns to Abbotsford on Jan. 17.

The Watoto Children’s Choir has toured Canada

The Watoto Children’s Choir has toured Canada

The Watoto Children’s Choir is coming to Abbotsford on Jan. 17 at Central Heights Church, located at 1661 McCallum Rd.

With the word watoto meaning “the children” in Swahili, 51 choirs have been founded since 1994 to address the Ugandan orphan crisis.

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 14 million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. With three established Watoto Children’s Villages in Kampala, Uganda, and Gulu (northern Uganda), the agency currently provides care and education to 2,500 children. The organization is hoping to care for 10,000 children by 2023.

Admission is free and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.watoto.com or call 1-888-9-WATOTO