Twenty-five years ago Ray Barnett visited Uganda, where he first envisioned the African Children’s Choir™. Today, the Music for Life program has helped hundreds of African children receive shelter, food, education, musical training, and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Many of these children have lost one or both parents to war, AIDS, and other effects of poverty. The children selected for the world touring choir range in age from 7-11 years old. Once chosen, the organization commits to long-term support of the child through primary, secondary and upper education, which ensures the child transitions into adulthood with a career and a bright future. The Music for Life program has become so successful, and the need is so great, that a larger school is currently under contruction.
These children have become the rising leaders of their countries. Programs are currently located in Uganda, Kenya, Rowanda, Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Former graduates of the choir program now have professional careers in the areas of science, medicine, finance, international relations, journalism, and more. They actively serve their country and community in humanitarian work. The healing power of music, combined with love and Christian education is creating peace and hope in Africa, one life at a time.
The Nkomazi children singing “You Are The Shepherd”
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