Following our last communication on the expenditure plans for the funds you generously donated to this project, we constituted and mandated a task force that developed actual costume budgets, contract agreements with the tailors, as well as monitoring measures on the project progress.
I am glad to inform you that the task force has been able to accomplish a big chunk of the envisaged strategy. On my own behalf and on behalf of the children we congratulate and thank you dearly for your generous financial support. Thank you so much indeed! So far, we have made the following costumes:
i) Runyege-Ntogoro dance (from South West Uganda): 12-tops, 12-skirts, 12-rings, 24-bikers, 12-shirts and 12-trousers.
ii) Nankasa-Baakisimba dance (from Central Uganda): 12-obujwenge, 12-ankle bells, 12-pet coats and 10 red ebikooyi.
iii) Otwenge dance (from Northern Uganda): 12-tops, 12-skirts, 12-ebisenso.
iv) Other general Items: 24-pairs of dancing shoes, 24-pairs of dancing stockings, 1-over-sized metallic costume case and several decorating beads.
According to our strategic demand, we still need to make full costumes for the ten (10) remaining dances including: Ekizino, Ekitaguriro, Tamenaibuga, Mwaga, Mbaga, Amaggunju, Otole, Bamagara, Dingding and Gaze dance.
So far, the acquired costumes have not only boosted our performance repertoire and high visual appeal to our audiences, but have also facilitated our children to continue receive assured healing and expression through dance and music, thereby promoting further talent development. “With the great costume color choices and the spectacular designs made, we are now going to dance like there is no tomorrow, to continue show our audiences the power of music in creating peace and unity” said Ndagire Angel, a Bitone child. Ultimately, the project will foster more happiness and performance empowerment in the lives of these kids –today, tomorrow and forever. This is just the beginning!
Please let us know what you think about this progress so far. Do you have any suggestions on ways to complete this project? We would love to hear from you. Thank you for being a blessing in the lives of these kids, and as our motto says… “In Art We Unite”.
Clad in Runyege-Ntogoro Costume
Sylvia, Mary, Angel clad in Otwenge Costume