O4A CHILDREN'S DANCE CREW

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Its amazing how Dance can change the world of a vulnerable child; from sorrow to joy, from self-hate to self-esteem, from anti-social to social.

Its like a simple fun activity that brings out the best of a child socially and emotionally. As one of the ways to promote child play activities, the O4A Charity launched the O4A Dance crew, a talented, ever-growing universal team of vulnerable children with the talent of dancing... They truly dance their sorrow off

O4A children's Dance Crew project supports children discover, develop and promote their talent in dancing by training them cultural, local and international dance moves to perform on both local and international talent shows

Its a diverse group of talented children, ages ranging from 5-18. These when they come together for practice or when they shoot their simple dance videos and share with their friends on social media, its a dream come true.

One of them said, " I can't imagine my life outside the team. I was so shy and lonely, i used to hate myself and enjoyed being alone thinking of my troubles and blaming my parents for bearing me in such a hard life. But when am with the team, i found a family, i found friends, am popular now and its like everyone wants to be my friend..."

Not just for fun, but the children are supported to develop their talents as they workout and practice on weekends. Another child said, "Now i feel ready to go out to the world and expose my talent. I already feel am a star"

You can check out their dance videos on the Charity's Youtube Channel. You can also support them have fuller lives... DONATE HERE

O4A JUNIORS FOOTBALL CLUB

O4A JUNIORS FOOTBALL CLUB
Every Child has a right to Play. Football — like most sports — is a universal language. It has the power to unify people and break down cultural, religious, and economic boundaries.

Football as a sport has enormous power to generate real social, economic, and environmental change and contribute to sustainable development, social cohesion, and even to challenge mindsets and prejudice 

In Kammengo, the O4A Juniors Football Club uses football game to heal the wounds of children affected by their life experiences such as being orphaned, abused or vulnerable — bringing them back to experience the joy of being a child. It plays an important part in the children’s physical and social development.

The O4A Juniors Football Club offers leagues for a variety of ages and skill levels ranging from 7-18 years. 

As Vulnerable children need friends, football helps them create team spirit and understand the power of teamwork. Along with much-needed psycho-social support, the club has united and excited the children, transforming their demeanor. 

1. Make friends

For kids, making friends is an important part of social development. O4A Juniors Football club provides not only the opportunity for kids to make friends, but also find a place where they can belong, build self-esteem and confidence, and create a safe space to talk about tough issues. Peer feedback and problem-solving empowers the givers and the receivers.

2. Build life skills

Playing soccer helps kids build valuable life skills, such as hard work, decision-making, problem-solving, and communication. Through healthy competition, it also teaches the importance of teamwork and cooperation, balanced by good sportsmanship.

3. Be active and healthy

Football is a fun activity that helps kids stay active. With physical activity comes many health benefits like muscular development, but it’s also important for kids to learn motor skills like coordination and balance, which can help them not get hurt. Kids also learn to maintain a proper diet as good footballers should

4. Promote gender equality

Gender equality is core to effective and sustainable development, and participating in sports like soccer can help break down gender stereotypes. The O4A Juniors Football club is defying gender stereotypes and working to transform discriminatory practices in the communities of Kammengo.

5. Experience the joy of childhood

When it comes down to it, Football is a game! It’s an outlet for kids to play and have fun. It can also help encourage kids to enjoy their childhood and stay in school, instead of work or child marriage.

Through the O4A Juniors Football club, children learn how to identify, report, and respond to abuse or threats of child marriage — and connect with their peers. The kids rally together to support one another on and off the field.

O4A CHILDREN'S CHOIR

O4A CHILDREN'S CHOIR
If its singing the hearts out, these kids can sing from their hearts out, unleashing the love and joy from within that lets them forget their own life experiences or sorrows and be transported on the wings of music

Just like any talent, when a child is helped to develop his singing, he/she rules his/her own world.

The Vulnerable children love singing and put emotion into their music and hope to sing to draw souls to their voices and their messages. 

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