Quality education is rare in Uganda, yet it is agreed worldwide that education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty. The African Children’s Choir has achieved great success in its model for education, student scholarships, and Choir programs. We believe providing children with peaceful surroundings, Bible-based spiritual guidance, nutritional food, loving care, and quality education is the key to redirecting and transforming lives.
The African Children’s Choir Primary School
Children from vulnerable and impoverished backgrounds are selected into the African Children’s Choir. After completion of the initial phase of our ChangeMaker program which includes an international choir tour, children return to the African Children’s Choir Primary School.
A child’s primary school years are an extremely important time in their development. The vision behind The African Children’s Choir Primary School is to lay a solid foundation for our children.
In 2008 ground was broken to build a new education and training center – the African Children’s Choir Primary School™. The project has been carefully planned. The completion of the first buildings provides a functional school facility and accommodation for approximately 150 children. With Phase, I of the project complete, today, the African Children’s Choir Primary School is a thriving campus where children from many touring choirs come together.
The children enjoy low teacher-to-student ratios, have access to proper learning materials and technology and are encouraged to ask questions and pursue their dreams. In addition to the traditional Ugandan curriculum, the students develop their talents with training in music, dance, art, sports, computer studies, and life skills.
Our boarding school addresses all the needs of our students during their Primary education. Students are cared for by loving staff and receive the physical, emotional and spiritual support needed to reach their full potential.
The spiritual and character development of the students is central, the daily devotions as the students worship a highlight for many visitors. Fundamental to the ethos of the school is a sense of social responsibility and desire to share the love of Christ within the community. Student’s participate in student-led outreaches and community work projects. Empowered by these experiences and the knowledge that they can make a difference graduating students continue with such projects throughout their secondary, college and adult lives.
Our children share a common experience and common goal, to be the ChangeMakers of tomorrow.
Students graduating from primary school consistently achieve good results in the National Primary Leaving Exams and go on to study in some of the best secondary schools in Uganda. Their school fees continue to be covered by Music For Life. They remain in our ChangeMaker program benefiting from a wide variety of holiday enhancement programs designed to build on the foundation laid by the primary school in providing personal and spiritual development. Mentorship and counseling are provided by loving staff members who were once themselves members of the African Children’s Choir.
Music For Life sponsors those in the ChangeMaker program through University/College level. Today alumni are fulfilling the motto by helping bring positive change to Africa in a wide variety of fields medicine, education, relief & development, ministry, business, law and more…