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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 Dream for the Next Generation

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 […]

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 programmes 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 […]

Meet Flavia

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 realise the full extent of the opportunity. Now, seven weeks into the programme, she has a new perspective on what it has to offer. “At the Training Academy, […]

The Power of Music

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 honour 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

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 […]

Impact(ed) in Adjumani

We’re excited to share an update on what has been accomplished through the outreach programmes 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 3, […]

Lilian opens school

Meet Lilian, an alumni of the first African Children’s Choir. Having received her education through the African Children’s Choir program, Lilian’s dream was to give the same opportunity to other vulnerable children. For Lilian, joining the African Children’s Choir was life-changing. “The Choir empowers African children to study and have a better life that is […]

Visitation Sunday

It was all smiles for the students at the African Children’s Choir Primary School (ACCPS) recently, as they had their visitation day from parents and former Choir chaperones. Just like every other term, parents are granted a day during the school mid-term to visit their children, while at school. For many, they travel quite a […]

Imba Means Sing

Follow the journeys of ACC members Moses, Nina and Angel in the independent documentary feature film IMBA MEANS SING… Watch the trailer here!

30 Year Celebrations

See beautiful footage and images from the spectacular events held in Africa to celebrate 30 years of the African Children’s Choir…

#30for30 – David

Read how David from Choir 15 is now teaching the future leaders of Africa…

#30for30 – Mercy

Find out how Choir 13’s Mercy is now coaching the youth of Africa…