Music for Life run outreach sessions across various deprived locations in Africa where our university students provide mentorship and discipleship to children in the same poverty they were once in. These sessions are full of fun, crafts, song and dance – not only do they give the children attending much needed joy and support in a safe environment, it allows our students to give back to their local community.
This week, we are catching-up with three children who attend the Music for Life Outreach sessions and benefit from these “special days”…
Jalia is seven-years-old and she attends Bukoto Primary School, which is one of locations where our Outreach Leaders attend to run Music for Life Outreach sessions. Located in the centre of Kampala, Bukoto is surrounded by slums from where precious little ones like Jalia live. While being able to attend school is like a dream come true, Jalia dreams big. She hopes to become an English Teacher when she grows-up. Jalia enjoys reading and she mentions that the Music For Life Outreach session is one of the best she’s ever attended because it gives her the chance to express herself through song and dance, which she very much enjoys.
The ever-cheerful Joseph is one of many brilliant primary two students at Bukoto Primary School. Joseph never misses school on Thursdays because it’s a special day when the Music For Life volunteers visit. He loves the games, his best being ‘Simon Says’. Joseph wants to become a Doctor in the future.
Meet James, a primary two student at Bukoto Primary School, which is one of eight locations where Music for Life run our outreach sessions in Uganda. James attends the session every Thursday afternoon and appreciates learning. Lessons on life skills have been his favourite so far as he says these have helped him learn topics such as hygiene, which have enabled him improve on cleanliness. He dreams of becoming a Science Teacher when he grows-up.
Read more on how you and your Church or organization can adopt one of our Music for Life Outreach locations here.