Masaka Kids Africana are a wonderful charity that helps to support orphaned children in Uganda by providing them with food, safe shelter, medical care, clothing, and education. There are more orphans in Uganda than anywhere else in the world (around 2.4 million), due to a combination of the AIDs epidemic, decades of civil conflict, and drought/famine.
Masaka Kids Africana use dance as a way of providing the children they care for with a chance to express themselves, learn new skills, and find joy. And it’s so obvious whenever you watch their videos that they are doing a fantastic job. The kids in their dance troupe are so talented and are clearly having a whole lot of fun, in spite of the unimaginable trauma that they have endured.
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Masaka Kids Africana have also recognized the power of dance as a way of connecting with people and they use these dance videos as a way of spreading their story and the importance of helping these children to every corner of the world. It is impossible to watch these kids dance without feeling their joy, and impossible to learn about their story without feeling moved. Through the support of this charity, the children now have hope and can realize their potential. And they all have big dreams!
In this video, the kids are dancing to a Masaka Kids Africana original song – Mood. They have made a whole album of music called Grateful that you can download or stream as a way of supporting what they’re doing. They are also on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, so if you want to see more of their projects and dance videos, you can follow along. You can donate to them directly here or pick up some of their branded merch here.
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