Report from Sharifa, our Music for Life Team Leader in Kivulu, Uganda:
Our Music for Life Center team, comprising of five dedicated former African Children's Choir members, conducts a center at Grace Fellowship Primary School every Friday from midday to 2:00pm. The school is located in one of the worst slums in Uganda known as Kivulu.
The primary two kids, who have shattered pasts, have devotions together and share Bible stories. They are taught music, dance and life skills. The Word and love offered brings them healing and hope and a better outlook on life as a whole. They also get a chance to play games which lightens the mood and brings smiles to their pretty faces. At the end of the day they are provided with lunch, and to them it's the best part of the day, since some of them can go days without a meal given the high rates of poverty in the country.
When talking about the Music for Life Center, Miriam, a teacher at Grace Fellowship Primary School says “Thank you for giving hope to these children, most of them only know life on the streets and that's what they have embraced, but the love you show them has made a difference.”
It is with your love and support that we are able to fund projects like the Music for Life Center in Kivulu. The African Children's Choir continue to be the ambassadors for children back home in Africa, from destitute areas such as Kivulu. The Choir raise funds and awareness so Music for Life can continue to make a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in Africa.