AN African choir is returning to the North East to help orphaned children.
The Pearl of Africa Children’s Choir from Uganda is touring the country this autumn to support the work of UK-based charity Pearl of Africa Child Care. The charity raises money for the Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation in Uganda, which aims to give young people from one of the world’s poorest nations a safe place to live and the chance of an education.
During their time in the region, the choir will also be spending time with children in local schools to share their culture and give workshops in singing, drumming and dancing.
The talented singers, dancers and drummers are some of the two million orphans in Uganda as a result of HIV/AIDs, disease and war. They are currently being cared for in schools run by the foundation in the country, and there is also a Children’s Village in the Ugandan village of Kamuzinda, which includes a farm school and a clinic that provides primary healthcare for the local community.
Money raised by Pearl of Africa Child Care helps the foundation to give the children shelter, food and healthcare.
The choir is performing at the Metrocentre, Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre and Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Gateshead.
Entrance is free, but a donation is welcome.
Visit www.pearlofafrica.org.uk or donate £5 by texting ‘Care38 £5’ to 70070.