Ugandan Children’s Choir Tours Washington, D.C.-Area Churches To Raise Money To Build Homes for AIDS Orphans
The Washington Post on Saturday profiled the Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda, which this weekend performed in several Washington, D.C.-area churches to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa and raise money for the Watoto Child Care Ministries, a Ugandan church group that is building homes for some of the country's two million orphans. The children who make up the choir are orphans, most of them because of AIDS, and live in "villages" created by the Watoto Child Care Ministries. Each village consists of 36 homes on a 20-acre lot, a primary school, a clinic and a clean drinking water project. Each house, which shelters eight children and a "house mother," costs about $10,000 to build and furnish (Branigin, Washington Post, 6/7). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.