The Watoto Children’s Choir continues to touch and transform hearts and lives as they dance, sing and testify on their KZN leg of their Concert of Hope South African tour. They have performed at schools, churches, and Gateway Shopping Centre. To view the rest of the schedule for their trip click here.
Imagine if every child who has, takes care of every vulnerable child who has not…
We believe that children around the world can take care of and feed millions of orphaned and vulnerable children. They don’t have to wait until they are adults to make a difference. They can start to make a difference NOW…
All it takes is R10, one pound, one euro or $1 a month from every child who has…
We believe it so strongly that we are launching LIV THE CHANGE PROJECT in schools throughout KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, the UK, the World….
Last week Tich addressed the Heads of the 60 independent schools in KZN. He challenged them to begin to teach and prepare the children, not only to be successful in the business world, but to be significant by making a difference in the lives of others in need.
The Headmaster of one of these schools, after the Watoto choir had visited and performed at his school, challenged the children to begin to make a difference in the lives of orphans in our province suggesting that they do something to raise R10 a month. They were not to just ‘raid’ their parents’ wallets, but to earn their R10 .
Here is an extract from a letter he received from one of the parents:
“Both my girls – aged 6 and 8 – sat in church on Sunday and watched the Watoto choir. They were visibly unsettled to be watching ‘real’ orphans on stage. When the one ten year old boy stood up and explained his situation before Watoto found him I watched my girls staring in disbelief. That night at bed time, my 6 year old asked me if I would take her to Uganda when she is grown up so she can go help the orphans there. I explained that she could help right here; indeed our rate of orphans is even higher here in South Africa.
There was a moment of agony and then she asked how she could possibly be ‘a puppy rescue lady’ and help the orphans too? We agreed she could run a puppy home AND orphanage and the orphans could help with the puppies and receive much needed animal love in return. It was amusing and sweet…a bed time chat. As I closed her bedroom door I thought: – ‘…and what IF…what if this thought stayed in her mind and one day she did do just this? Wouldn’t that be something to be proud of?’
Driving home from school yesterday the girls were chatting about the R10 pledge and my 8 year old asked if she could wash my car to raise her money and if she did a good job some of the neighbours too. When I asked her why it was so important to her she said that she would run an orphanage one day so that she would never need to hear of a baby being left on a trash heap with it’s legs and arms bound as she heard in church that day. So often we protect our children from everything in life thinking they don’t need to be exposed to it: – (and they don’t need to be exposed to most of the evils).
When I told a friend about her response to hearing how the babies are left abandoned, she was horrified asking if that wasn’t a bit extreme for her to hear? I guess it was, but sometimes our protected children need to hear about the realities that don’t often touch our world. Instead of a horrified reaction, theirs became a ‘fix-it’ reaction. Imagine if we set this chain of thinking going in all our children… what a legacy!”
Imagine one million children, who are able, each giving R10 a month….
TOGETHER THEY CAN…
Tich and Joan