An African dance group composed of orphaned children from Uganda are warming hearts and souls in Istanbul, Turkey with their spectacular dance numbers and endearing kindness.

The talented sextet of Uganda-based children’s group Masaka Kids Africana, named after the Masaka town in the south of the country, arrived in Istanbul on Dec. 14 for a one-week trip through the support of a number of generous sponsors in the city.

Osman Muzaffer Afyon, a 35-year-old Turkish civil servant and travel guru who has visited 142 countries so far — exerted great effort to find sponsors for the visit.


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