Out of the Mouths of Babes…

In January 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a group of children aged between 8 and 23 who live in the slums in Nairobi, Kenya, produced a song to raise funds and give hope to their counterparts in Haiti.

Here is the song – the lyrics are printed below the video and are well worth a read.  Enjoy!

Chico
children of Haiti
together as one
lets unite, lets make a song
doesn’t matter where you’re from
clap for your life and sing along

Chorus
peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

Mary
there’s no limit to how far we can go
a long journey starts with one step
i cant go wrong if i do my best
Doesn’t matter how far you’re from
even beautiful roses grow in the slum
lets share the struggle
lift our heads above the rubble
no more heart aches, no room for doubt
well make it through the earthquakes floods and droughts
no matter how long it takes
lets move now no time to waste

Oyugy
Hard work pays so lets use our talents
more peace in the streets no more violence
we can move mountains
we can fly
and if we don’t give up we will survive
and make the difference

Chorus

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

Walter
The pain will go, the wounds will heal
its not a dream its very real
i know we will overcome
what is done is done
so let it be
from the smallest seed can grow the biggest tree
and the ones to make that change are you and me
wash the dust from your eyes to see images of love
caring, sharing and joy
its a must we get food, clothing and shelter for every girl and boy
lets play lets grow/lets play lets grow

Chorus

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

Fode
Want to breath in a world where the air is clean
anything is possible if we work as a team
because it takes a village to raise a child
don’t let the hard times take away your smile
coz your a shinning star just believe i you’re self

Okusi
there comes a time when we all need help
there’s no shame in that
lets play our part
after the tears comes laughter
no need to fear lets open up a new chapter
A better way to live life

Oscar
so we can build stronger foundations
we can find hope even in the worst situation
if we stay strong
must hold on
even when you’ve lost you’re family and home
their people who care you’re not alone/ you’re not alone

Chorus

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

Anto
better education and health care
the right information so we can all be aware
and be better prepared
so keep your head up/keep your head up/ keep your head up

Chorus

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

peace love unity power

is the key that we need in life la la la la life

clap clap clap clap for your life

Chichi
message to the world
please don’t forget them
for now and in the future
don’t let them down
help them out
to build a new life

© Wafalme

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  • http://www.unicnairobi.org/wafalme_kids2011.asp
  • http://www.slumtalenttrust.com/

10 Comments

  1. The children in Nairobi singing to the children in Haiti that each is a shining star, that they are never alone–brings tears of joy to my eyes. So many churches here, including two I am connected with, are continuing with relief efforts in Haiti, even as we in NW Alabama continue to rebuild from the April 27, 2011 tornadic destructions.

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