Sunday, April 13, 2008
African Children's Choir
The African Children's Choir. Moving. Inspiring. Just plain great. These kids have each lost one or both parents and witnessed unspeakable acts of violence. They were among the few chosen to be the ambassadors for their respective countries and to receive an education through the university level from Music for Life. We were touched and inspired by their energy and message. Check out their website www.africanchildrenschoir.com.
"While we were in Uganda we gave a ride to another town to a very small boy and he sang all the way in the vehicle", explains Ray:
When I got back to Canada and people were not very interested in Uganda, I remembered this small boy. I thought, ’If we could take a group of these beautiful children to the West, it would surely raise money to help their country”
The first African Children’s Choir™ arrived in Vancouver, BC in the fall of 1984 and immediately stole the hearts of everyone they met. The Choir successfully communicated the desperate situation of the children back home and by the end of the year, they had raised enough money to open the Makerere Children’s Home in Uganda. The Choir returned home, where the funds raised from the tour also enabled them to continue their education and ensured that they were well cared for.
Posted by The Kelso-Winter Family