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A New Dream for the Next Generation

May 18th, 2017

Widespread poverty, devastating diseases, crumbling infrastructure, tribal tensions, crippling corruption, hunger…. So many of the issues we associate with poverty stem from the lack of one simple human right we often take for granted – a quality education. The kind of education that empowers graduates to compete for jobs that pay living wages. The kind […]

Cultivating a Spirit of Giving

We’re serious about achieving our mission of “helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.” From the time they join Music for Life as young children until long after they graduate, we present our students with ongoing opportunities to serve people and communities in need. Most recently, children studying at the […]

Choir 47 Begins N.A. Tour

Our 47th African Children’s Choir launched their North American tour just a few weeks ago, with 19 of the most adorable, passionate and talented children we’ve ever met. Kids like 8-year-old Joshua (“Big Josh”), 8-year-old Flavia, and 8-year-old Jeremiah are winding their way through the U.S. and Canada. Joshua, who wants to be a pastor […]

A New Song

Feb 16th, 2017

Our dream of a new training facility for the African Children’s Choir became a reality earlier this month as the children of Choir 47 moved into our new Choir Training Academy. Children like Treasure, Tracy, and Kevin are now living, training and learning at the new facility, which is located on the 16-acre campus of […]

Meet Grace

Meet Grace. Grace toured with Choir 19 when she was eight, and then again as a young adult with Ubuntu Africa Choir. Grace graduated from university in January 2016 with a degree in social work and social sciences. A natural leader, Grace was selected to intern in South Africa with our African Odyssey Leadership Program […]

Meet Flavia

Nov 17th, 2016

When eight-year-old Flavia joined the African Children’s Choir Training Academy in October this year, she knew she would be learning to sing and dance. But she didn’t realize the full extent of the opportunity. Now, seven weeks into the program, she has a new perspective on what it has to offer. “At the Training Academy, […]

Music for Life Centres

Each week, Choir alumni who are now in university give back by volunteering at a local primary school where they run our Music for Life Centres. These programs enable us to work with some of Uganda and Kenya’s neediest children through partnerships with a number of impoverished local primary schools. Recently, 8-year-old Joshua started attending […]

Meet David

Meet David. David is from Kenya and toured with Choirs 14, 15 and 16. After earning a university degree in education in 2011, David became a primary school teacher. The African Children’s Choir was so impressed with his passion and gift for teaching that we hired him to teach Science at our primary school in […]

The Power of Music

Sep 28th, 2016

This post was written by Sandra, who toured with the 24th African Children’s Choir, as well as with the Base Choir in 2007. She most recently toured with Ubuntu in the spring of 2016. Sandra is 20 years old and just began her post-secondary education. She is pursuing a career in international relations. I was […]

Job Shadowing in Australia

Ubuntu toured Australia for three months this spring, performing 28 concerts and hosting 21 workshops. The group had the special honor of performing for the Department of Foreign Affairs staff, as well as dignitaries in Canberra and at the Collingwood President’s Club. In addition to their performances, members of Ubuntu had the privilege of interacting […]

Making a Difference

Jun 16th, 2016

Greeted with smiling faces and warm hugs, we instantly felt the warmth and care of Uganda. We were welcomed by a group of young adults who once toured with the African Children’s Choir. As we drove in, the sign caught my eye; below the familiar logo was the statement: Making a Difference. Within a matter of […]

Impact(ed) in Adjumani

Mar 15th, 2016

  We’re excited to share an update on what has been accomplished through the outreach programs that you generously gave toward at Christmas. In early January, a team of five university students from Choir 16, 20 & 21 travelled to Adjumani, a Sudanese refugee camp in Northern Uganda. Accompanied by a mentor, Abraham from Choir […]

Latest Between Friends

Oct 20th, 2015

Find out how Music for Life and the African Children’s Choir are continuing to impact the lives of Africa’s most vulnerable children…

Spring Between Friends

May 25th, 2015

Find out the latest information about our inspirational Music for Life projects and ACC program in our Spring edition of Between Friends

Summer Edition

Aug 17th, 2014

It is time for the Summer edition of Between Friends. This quarterly newsletter includes updates about the Choir and features stories about our field programs in Africa. Please provide your email address below if you would like to be notified when new editions are published. Enjoy! ​ We respect your privacy, and we will not […]

Between Friends Spring 2014 Edition

Apr 23rd, 2014

Welcome to the Spring Edition of Between Friends. This quarterly newsletter includes updates about the Choir and features stories about our field programs in Africa. Please provide your email address below if you would like to be notified when new editions are published. Enjoy!

Back to School Appeal

Aug 29th, 2013

Back to School is fast approaching. See how you can help us equip the future leaders of Africa with the supplies they need to succeed this new term…

Tethered

Aug 28th, 2013

Scott Lambie has worked for the African Children’s Choir since 2009. Here he shares his perspective changing experience of visiting a Choir child’s home…

A good deed indeed

Aug 27th, 2013

Find out how Music for Life, and the good deed of a set of grandparents, has changed Shamim’s life for the better…

A Director’s Blog – Uganda

Jun 20th, 2012

African Children’s Choir Primary School There are roughly 25 staff members at the African Children’s Choir Primary School, including teachers, dorm parents, a nurse, cooks, and guards/gardeners. Our visit was a good time to truly appreciate the incredible job they all do, evident in the Primary 7 exam results each year, and the general atmosphere […]