This weekend, a unique collaboration between charity I Am Somebody’s Child Soldier and Uganda National Contemporary Ballet will take place at WAC arts center in London.
The performance, choreographed by Valerie Miquel, “depicts the daily struggles and woes of a female child soldier living through war and anguish in Uganda”, an unfortunate and horrifying feat that thousands of children, many of whom are kidnapped from their homes, are forced to endure.
In 2012, the horrific realities of the war in Uganda, were brought to international attention, when details of Ugandan Wr Lors, Joseph Kony’s activities emerged.
Despite this, little has been done to combat the problem, and very few people are aware of the irreparable damage done to children as young as 10, who are forced to kill or be killed.
Charity organisation I Am Somebody’s Child Soldiers hopes to right this wrong by “empowering child soldiers all over the world so each one of them can live a powerful life free from mental trauma.”
Poetry, live music and talks by human rights activists will also feature as part of what is set to be an amazing event for a worth cause, led by Ugandan National Contemporary Ballet, which was established in 2007 , and has toured across Europe and Africa with 23 incredible pieces to their name.
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All proceeds from the event will go to I Am Somebody’s Child Soldier.
Date: Saturday 6th December 2014
Where: WAC Arts, Hampstead Town Hall Centre, 213 Haverstock Hill, NW3 4QP
Time: 1800 to 21:30