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 Uganda last year. Now, he’s training to travel as a chaperone with Choir 47 in April 2017.
Here’s David’s inspiring story of his journey through the Choir to where he is now, giving back to the very organisation that gave him a boost up.
“At eight years of age, I started staying at an orphanage. Life was tough and I couldn’t catch a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.
One day, I happened to be in a wrong place at the right time, and that’s how I was selected to join the 14th African Children’s Choir.
Touring with the choir was an incredible experience for me. It was fun, but also an eye opener. It gave me the chance to dream of becoming someone of importance when I grew up.
My first big dream was to become the president of my country. I believe the president has the capability of changing a country’s situation for the better. While growing up, there were many destitute people in my country. I wanted to see people live better lives, like those I had seen while on tour with the Choir.
I completed university in 2011 with a degree in education, thanks to the help of the Choir and my sponsors. I still hope to become a politician one day who can offer the kind of services and care that everyone deserves, but for now, I’m working as a teacher specialising in sciences.
As a teacher, what I enjoy most is working with children who not only desire to learn but who also have competitive spirits. This invigorates me.
Last year, I was given an opportunity to teach at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. This was a beautiful opportunity for me because I was once in the Choir too, so I understand what it’s like to be given the priceless gift of an education and to know you have a bright future ahead of you.
Now I’m about to start training as a chaperone for Choir 47, which will go on tour in April 2017. This is very exciting because I know that one day these children will have incredible stories of transformation to share, and I’ll get to be a part of those stories.
If there is anything that motivates me to wake up and give my best daily, it’s knowing how far God has brought me. I come from a very humble background. I am the only male in the family who has acquired a university education. My siblings look up to me. And I still have bigger dreams to achieve.”