Recently we asked our Tour of Light Artistic Director, Robert Kiwanuka, to share his thoughts and reflections on the tour:
My experience with the 2012 Tour of Light was really inspirational and motivational because of the outpouring of love we received in all parts of America that we visited.
We became connected to all generations of people who I hope remain lifelong friends of Children of Uganda. I personally saw how the power, passion and love in our performances impacted audiences and helped them understand the vital work we are doing to support Ugandan children. As a beneficiary of Children of Uganda, I am excited to lead the 2014 Tour of Light to the U.S. again because I know it will connect more people to our organization who can help empower, educate and support more vulnerable children and their poor mothers, grandmothers and guardians.
Many of us have gone through the worst experiences since we were very young, but this has made us strong and resilient. In helping the Tour of Light dance troupe trainees find their talent and work hard, I see our potential in a promising new light. I really have hope for my fellow brothers and sisters as we work together to build a better future.
I continue to call upon all good-hearted Americans to support the Tour of Light and Children of Uganda. You can help realize the dreams of vulnerable children in Uganda and empower their families and villages. With your support, the tour can continue to deliver a message of hope.
We help you give a hand UP to Ugandan children and women in need + share the joy.
Each child who is educated, fed and safe is a strong foundation for peace.
Each self-supporting woman makes a community thrive. Each beat of music carries the joy of a nation.
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