Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Watoto Children's Villages
Although I want to help, I'm always a bit reluctant to give money to children's programs that advertise, especially on television. Who knows where the money really goes.
This is different.
The young lady has sponsored a child and contributes a few dollars each month, and also visits the child when she returns home to Uganda so can give first hand updates. She told me of the wonderful Watoto program that teaches the children how to raise livestock and farm in an effort to build a village with sustainability. Many of the children go on to obtain medical and law degrees or other skills to support themselves.
They also have a choir that tours regularly.
There are many opportunities to make a difference in a child's life and I sent in a sponsor request today. (To sponsor a child is $35 a month).
ABOUT WATOTO’S PROJECT GULU
In 2007, Watoto expanded its programme to northern Uganda in response to the cry of the former child soldier and greater community in this region, who bore the brunt of a senseless civil war. Working alongside the local government, community and other stakeholders on the ground; Watoto has been actively involved in making northern Uganda liveable again.
Take a look at their website for more info.