The African Children’s Choir® is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries. Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir™ helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
Before being selected to join the Choir, children, generally aged between 7 and 11 attend Music for Life camps. These camps are fun and stimulating environments that provide a break from the daily hardships the young children face at home.
Once the children are selected, Choir Teams will spend a few days visiting the children’s homes to determine their needs and suitability for tour life. They then have the difficult task of selecting the group of children who will form the next African Children’s Choir.
Children selected to tour will spend approximately five months at the Choir Training Academy in Kampala, Uganda. Here the children learn the songs and dances, attend school, play, and attend Sunday School at a local church.
It is at the Choir Training Academy where the real life-changing work of the African Children’s Choir™ can be seen. The children’s personalities and talents emerge like never before as they settle into their new routine with the knowledge that they are loved and cared for.
While touring with the Choir, the children are exposed to a world of new possibilities. Chaperones, host communities, and caring professionals share their wide variety of experiences with the children, exposing them to many new ideas and encouraging them to dream.
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After returning to Africa, the African Children’s Choir™ provides care and education that builds on the unique international exposure the children experienced abroad.
The children receive a quality education, leadership training, and spiritual ministry at the African Children’s Choir Primary School in Entebbe, or at other well-equipped schools in their respective countries.