A foundation called “Masaka Kids Africana” is using dance to make people smile and raise money for children in need in Masaka, Uganda. Their mission is to support the “education and social well being” of children in Africa by way of encouraging the children’s musical talents. Their vision is to empower the children and to “mobilize communities and build futures.”
Their slogan? “We dance. Rise and shine.” Watching the video below, it’s clear that these children certainly do shine!
According to their Facebook page,
The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of African children, from the age of 2 and up. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.
The children melt the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles and delightful African tunes, accompanied by vibrant dance moves. Nearly every performance is concluded with a thunderous standing ovation. A marvelous by-product of the concert is the inspiration the music brings to virtually every listener. In spite of the tragedy that has marred their young lives, the children are radiant with hope, musically gifted and wonderfully entertaining.
The children perform in order to raise money for their futures.
We rely on the generosity of our extended family — people like you — so we can educate, feed, clothe and support all of our children. Every dollar we save from our performance is also a dollar earned for the continued care of our kids. Our music and dance troupe children will soon begin training again during their school term breaks and over select weekends. Show your support of music and advocacy – it’s so easy to do.
Masaka Kids Africana sponsored children have gone through some of the worst experiences a child could face — but through dance and song and sharing their love of Uganda, these children connect to each other and the world.
“They see their own potential — they have hope for their future.”