Girls were delighted to welcome back the children from Destiny Africa Choir last week. The School has shared links with the Choir for almost 10 years when they first began fundraising for the Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda, home to the Choir’s children. The Centre was founded in 2005 to give a home and voice to vulnerable children in Uganda affected by poverty, disease and the legacy of war.
From sending out shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts to sponsoring a child to live at KCC, the girls and staff have raised funds for the Kampala children every year. The Choir’s visit is the second time that they have performed at School and the girls were thrilled to welcome them. The Choir took part in an assembly with girls from Nursery to Year 6 and then hosted workshops in the afternoon, when the Saint Martin’s pupils learnt how to play the African drums.
The day concluded with an evening concert by the Choir in the Performing Arts Centre. The audience was treated to a moving and humbling performance by the Destiny Africa children, all of whom have such positive visions for their futures thanks to the Kampala Children’s Centre. The founder of the KCC Arnold Muwonge also attended the performance which included girls from Years 2, 3 and 4 at Saint Martin’s performing with the Choir, as well as audience participation in African dancing.
For more information about Destiny Africa and the Kampala Children’s Centre please see their website www.kampalachildren.com