On Sunday night Phiona, Robert, Julie, and Kiah took the children to visit ndere theater troupe. Any time I have first timers in Uganda, on Sunday night we schedule to go see the show. It is outdoor dinner theater. The director is the comedian who runs the show which combines all local instruments and dances from all over Uganda and a lot of cultural facts and humor . I personally have seen it five times so I could imagine all the jokes he said and how it would enthrall the children. Especially the one about the ladies bottom needing a separate appointment for arrival because it is so big.
The costumes are wonderful. The education about culture is mandatory for anyone interested in understanding Uganda. The music is inspiring and the way the ladies shake their bottoms defies what is natural in this world. It is a booty shaking fest. At the end of the show they stack clay pots, up to eleven, on their head and continue to make turns while shaking the tail feather.
Phiona said the kids were sitting on the edges of their seat, eyes intense and toes tapping. At one point in the show every Sunday night the children are invited to come to the stage. The director leads them in twenty minutes of dance and fun. Phiona was so proud of how well our children did on stage. I am so happy we could give them this experience of live theater. Only a few days before their school took them on a field trip to the zoo. They came back lining up their animals behind a wall made of wooden blocks. I wonder if the children are shaking their tail feathers all over the house? I would like to see that. I know their lives have completely changed since joining Kirabo Seeds. I am so thankful we can offer them these opportunities.
What I do know is that the children in our Kirabo Seeds home are experiencing a miracle every morning they wake up in their beds. They were once sleeping in the dirt and wishing for a fully belly spending their days babysitting younger cousins, but now they are in school and being children learning to understand who they are meant to be. They are not thrust into the role of adult at the age of seven any longer. If there is nothing else on this earth the simple knowledge that these children have a better life and are thriving not just surviving …. Well that keeps me passionate about doing the work of orphan care.