Sozo Children International, Inc. (“Sozo”), a non-profit organization incorporated in Birmingham, AL and a recognized NGO in Uganda, is dedicated to saving Ugandan children in need, building communities, and connecting individuals.
At its inception five years ago, Sozo fostered 17 orphaned children in Uganda providing them with housing, education, nutrition, water, spiritual education, and medical care. Today Sozo cares for 118 vulnerable children in Uganda, 74 of which are in 4 different Sozo homes and 44 in the communities. As part of the children’s education Sozo created the Sozo Children’s Choir for the children to connect with their tribal Ugandan roots and have an artistic outlet. The Choir’s repertoire includes Ugandan musical and theatrical performances, in Swahili and English.
Three years ago, Sozo’s leadership team sought out EIG for assistance with P-3, Culturally Unique Artistic/Entertainment Group, visas for the Children’s choir to come to the U.S. to share the beauty of Ugandan culture, and raise awareness of the plight of the Ugandan people, particularly vulnerable children in Uganda. The EIG team was inspired by the mission and story of the organization and agreed to take on the case on a pro-bono basis, waiving its legal fees. As a result of the team’s effort members of the Sozo Children Choir successfully entered the U.S. for their first U.S. tour in 2016, and are currently on the final leg of their 2018 U.S. tour. With the funds raised during the 2016 U.S. tour, Sozo has been able to build additional homes which in turn have provided refuge to vulnerable children in Uganda.
The EIG team is beyond grateful and proud to partner with Sozo in its endeavor to provide a safe home to orphaned and neglected children in Uganda.