Orphans from Mongolia hold a charity performance in Okinawa

Orphans from Mongolia hold a charity performance in Okinawa

On November 22, children from Mongolia performed traditional dances in the Okinawa Shogaku High School gymnasium.


November 23, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 22, a group of 16 children from an orphanage in Mongolia called “Children of the Sun,” gave a charity performance at Okinawa Shogaku High School. In addition to playing the traditional Mongolian stringed instrument called the matouqin, they performed a nomadic people’s dance and acrobatics. The local students were captivated by the performances.

Tomoko Teruya, a former student of Okinawa Shogaku High School and president of the non-government organization (NGO) “Yuimaru” set up to support and manage an orphanage in Mongolia, said, “All children possess equally infinite possibilities, wherever they were born, and in whatever circumstances that may have been in. Passion makes dreams come true.”

During their time in Okinawa, the children from Mongolia stayed in the houses of local host families. One of the children said, “I couldn’t be happier. My host mother has treated me as though I was one of her own children.”
At 4:00pm on November 25, children from Mongolia showed their traditional performing arts at the Ishikawa Hall in Uruma.

Please contact NGO Yuimaru by telephone on 050 3736 8012.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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