#30for30 – Barnett

#30for30 – Barnett

Jul 5th, 2015

Barnett

In 1989 Barnett left his home village Kabale, which is in Western Uganda, and joined the fifth African Children’s Choir.

The travelling experience was one that stuck in his head, for until today, he enjoys travelling. Among his favourite things on tour as a child, were the delicious foods, and visiting amusement parks like Disney.

He says that his memory of tour is that of the beautiful and loving host families he stayed with. He says that these made him enjoy travelling with the Choir.

“It was a wonderful opportunity seeing the world in comparison to Uganda, he speaks. “This motivated me to have bigger dreams and goals in life,” he adds.

At school, Barnett hoped to become a Doctor. However, this dream changed as he had fallen in love with Tourism and Travelling. Today, he works with the African Children’s Choir Training Academy as the Children’s Program’s Coordinator. “I love working with children,” he adds.

33 year old Barnett is also married, with two adorable children. He likes to socialize with people, and enjoys listening to stories.

Speaking about work, Barnett comments, “one thing I love about my work is that being a part of the children’s training, tour, and school life, reminds me of who I once was at that age, and how far God has brought me.”

He now helps run the Music For Life center program in Kampala, which reaches out to community schools in slum areas, making a difference in thousands of children’s lives. This he also says has not only enabled him to get university students under this program stay focused, but to advise them on how to live exemplary lives as future leaders.

Barnett finally says, “The ACC has raised me and made me find my passion in life, which is working with children.”

As we continue to highlight our 30 year history through inspirational stories like Barnett’s – please consider being part of our #30for30 campaign here.

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