Meet the Choir!

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Meet the Choir!

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The next African Children’s Choir will soon be coming to the UK with the “Just As I Am” tour commencing in Sussex, England on Monday 26th November. To find out if the children will be performing in a town near you, visit our See the Choir page for details.

Let’s meet the children…

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Ronny

“Hi all, I am Ronny and I am nine-years-old. I first toured with Choir 47, after which I returned to Uganda to continue with school, where I am currently in primary four. I love science and enjoy playing football and chess.

I want to become a Businessman when I grow-up. My father, who is a farmer, inspires my dream. I would love to help create a market for farmers in Uganda.

I live with both of my parents and two siblings in Entebbe, Uganda. My mother trades in clothes, while my father works as both a farmer and builder to earn a living.

I’m looking forward to meeting new faces and I am also hoping that our music will touch their hearts in a way.”

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Annet

“Hi there, my name is Annet. I am eleven-years-old and I attend school at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. I’m in primary four.

My hobbies are quite many but let me tell you just a few. I love to make friends and I surely have made many. I like to read books, Dr. Sues is one of my favourite authors. I never miss out on games because they bring out the jolly person in me and therefore Volleyball is that one sport I can play all day.

I come from Luwero, a town on the outskirts of Kampala. The kind of lifestyle there is not so uptown because of the rural setting but I love it all the same.

My eight siblings and I live with both our parents. Our mother is a vegetable Farmer and our father is a Builder and Shopkeeper.

When I grow-up I want to become a Teacher, preferably, an English Teacher.

This next tour will be my second tour. My first one was with Choir 47 and I loved the experience. I don’t know much about the UK but one thing I know for a fact is that they have a Queen and a palace. I would love to see those.”

 

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Treasure

“Hello everyone, my name is Treasure. I am nine-years-old and am in primary three at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. It is a very beautiful school with a green compound, the rooms are spacious and it is a homely place.

My favourite food is spaghetti and meatballs. I love to play games like volleyball and take part in track events like running.

My first tour was with Choir 47 and it was a life changing experience. I enjoyed everything about it and will live to remember it for the rest of my life.

When I am not at school I stay with both my parents and eight siblings. I’m the second last born in the family. My mother is a stay at home mum, while my father transports goods for a living.

I love comics and making jokes, they make me happy.

When I grow-up, I want to become a Police Officer. Police Officers help keep peace and order in society. I know my country could use a good Police Officer like me someday.”

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Jascinta

“Hi everyone, my name is Jascinta. Most people like to say that I am reserved, I just think I am a peaceful soul. Making friends and seeing everyone happy is what makes me content.

I am ten-years-old and in primary four. I go to school at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. In my opinion, it’s the best school because everyone at the school is a blessing in many ways. Everyone is loving and kind and we have each other’s interests at heart.

Picture books are my favourite thing to look at when I’m out of the classroom. I also enjoy playing volleyball.

My first Choir experience was with Choir 47 and everything about it was exciting. My highlight was visiting Disney World. Meeting the princesses helped bring all the Disney characters to life and it was fun going on different rides.

I love little children. When I grow-up I want to become a Paediatrician to see that every child is healthy.

I have one sister and we live with our mother, who is a Counselor. We live in Luwero town, which is quite a distance from the Capital city, Kampala. It is beautiful and green with clean air. I love living in the village.”

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“My name is Kevin. I am eleven-years-old. I formerly travelled with the 46th African Children’s Choir and I now attend school at the African Children’s Choir Primary School.

I’m in primary four and I love being in school because it keeps me hopeful for a better future.

When I grow-up, I want to become an Optician, to help those struggling with their sight. I’m thankful for having toured with the Choir because the day my choir visited an optician I was inspired and knew right away that was my dream.

My favourite activity is playing sports and soccer is my best game. I also love to sing.

I live in Kampala with my mother and I have one sister. My mother is a waitress at a restaurant, her hard work inspires me.

Lastly, I can’t wait to tour the UK with the Choir. I’ve always dreamt of performing for people once again and my dream is about to come true.”

samuel-african-childrens-choirSamuel

“My name is Samuel and I’m eleven-years-old. I’m in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School.

I’m very grateful to be studying in such a beautiful school with other former Choir children. The teaching staff members are so kind and caring. My best subject is Science. I also enjoy the art and craft sessions that take place on the weekend.

Choir 46 was the group I first toured with, going to countries like the United States of America and England. It was such a fun learning experience for me because I got to see things I had never seen before. Legoland and the Giant’s Causeway were some of the coolest places I visited with the Choir.

I want to become a Mechanical Engineer someday. This big dream was inspired by one of my brilliant host families and I hope that through working hard in school I can make my dream come true.

When I’m not at school I stay with my mother and brother. We live in Mukono, a suburb in Kampala. My mother is a Teacher.”

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“Hello there, I’m Arnold. I am nine-years-old and in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School.

My first tour was with the 47th African Children’s Choir.

I live in Luwero, which is a big town on the outskirts of Kampala, in a village setting. I’m the third born of four children and we live with both parents. My mother is a Teacher and my father is a coffee farmer.

When I grow-up I want to become a professional Footballer. I believe I’m a natural born footballer and all my friends say so. When I achieve my dream, I would want to help raise money that can support poor children and my family as well.

My favourite school activities are sports; football comes first on the list. I also love swimming and bowling, although the last time I did any of that was when I was travelling with my first Choir. Good food is the other thing that brings a smile on my face. I like Rice and Beef.”

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Jackson

“Hello there. My name is Jackson. I’m ten-years-old and I formally toured with the 46th African Children’s Choir.

I’m currently in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. According to me, its one of the best schools because we live in a friendly environment created by the teaching staff and my fellow students. We are like one big family.

Some of my best activities are studying, mathematics is my favourite subject. I am also an active sports person because I believe it’s good for my health.

I come from Mityana, a big town that’s on the outskirts of Kampala and I stay with my father and five siblings. My father is a Farmer, he grows food crops, some of which we eat at home and the surplus he sells to earn some money to look after his family.

I’m a big fan of surprises. One time, when we were on tour with Choir 46, I was surprised on my birthday with cake and gifts and that is one of my best tour memories. I felt so loved and was overwhelmed.

The suitcase project was the other best memory I have of tour. Each one of us got a suitcase with new clothes and shoes to bring back home. It was such a big surprise.

When I grow-up I want to become a Police Officer. I’m a peacemaker, therefore happier when there’s peace in my community. I hope that some day I will make a perfect Police Officer, one that will uphold the law and help keep my country peaceful.”

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Daniella

“Hi everyone, this is Daniella, I am ten-years-old and in primary three at the African Children’s Choir Primary School.

I formerly toured with the 47th African Children’s Choir and my unforgettable memory was visiting Disney Land. I loved meeting some of the Disney characters. It was also fun taking part in the recording of the movie “Rampage”.

I have two siblings and we live with both our parents. My mother is a Librarian.

When I grow-up I want to become a Scientist. Science is my favourite subject too. It would be awesome if I can help invent a cure to some of illnesses that are killing our loved ones.

I also enjoy eating healthy foods like vegetables and taking part in sports like soccer.

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Markline Diana

“Hello everybody. My names are Markline Diana. I’m ten-years-old and in primary four.

I toured with the 47th African Children’s Choir. My best tour experience was meeting Santa Clause. I love Christmas because it is a joyous season, it draws families together.

When I’m not at school, I live with my mother and sister, although sometimes I stay with my grandmother. My mother is a Mathematics Teacher and just like her, I want to become a Teacher when I grow-up. I feel sorry for street children and believe they too deserve to have a dream in life, so I want to become a change in my community by reaching out to them”

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Patience

“My name is Patience, I am ten-years-old. My favourite colour is purple and I like to eat spaghetti and beef.

Choir 44 was my very first African Children’s Choir group that I toured with and one of my favourite places that we visited was Disney. I was dying to meet Tinkerbelle and guess what??? I finally did.

I have one brother and we stay with my father in Kasubi, Kampala. My father is a Pastor.

I enjoy reading books, Fancy Nancy is my favourite. It feels good to be a part of the African Children’s Choir because it’s the reason I’m in a good school and I have a big family. While on tour with the Choir, I got to learn and understand a lot about what I could become in the future.

My dream is to become a Pilot someday. I know the world doesn’t have many female Pilots, but I would like to join the very few that we have.

I can’t wait to tour the UK. One thing that I would love to see are the Ballerinas, I hope they could teach me some ballet moves.”

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Michelle

“Hi everyone, my name is Michelle, I am ten-years-old. I formally toured with the 45th African Children’s Choir.

I’m currently in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. I enjoy studying, mathematics is my favourite subject. I love reading storybooks.

Eating is just one of my many hobbies, I like chicken and rice. I also like to play and act in plays.

When I grow-up I want to become a Doctor, to be able to help those struggling financially.

Touring the UK with the Choir will be another dream come true. I would love to meet the Queen and see her palace.”

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“Hi everyone, my name is Marvin. I am eleven-years-old and in primary three at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. I formerly toured with the 47th African Children’s Choir.

So many things make me a happy child, like the friends I have at school, the teachers teach so well and they are my friends too. I have free education because of my sponsor’s generosity and I’m taken very good care of.

I have five siblings – two sisters and three brothers and we live with both our parents. Both my parents are Tailors. They make suites and earn a little living out of it. Their hard work inspires my siblings and I.

I want to become a professional Footballer when I grow-up. I believe they have so much influence around the world and due to that, I too would love to make a positive impact on the younger generations, as someone they could look up to for inspiration. In addition, I love performing on stage. Swimming is my other hobby.

I look forward to meeting new faces in the UK and sharing music with them.”

deogratius-african-childrens-choirDeo

“I’m called Deo and I am eleven-years-old. Previously, I toured with the 44th African Children’s Choir and what a wonderful time we had. The UK was one of our destinations and everyone we met was so kind and welcoming. I am excited that I will soon be coming back with the Choir.

I attend school at the African Children’s Choir Primary School and I am now in primary four. School is a fun place to be and I feel blessed to have sponsors who are keeping me in school. I don’t have to worry about my future because of their generosity and love for me.

Science is my favourite subject because it enables us study more about the world and life in detail. When I grow-up I want to become a Scientist simply because I would love to discover new things about life and the human system.

I have three siblings, one brother and two sisters. We live in Kawala, which is in Kampala City, with my father who is a Teacher.

Soccer is my favourite sport. I enjoy reading books as well. The Book of Psalms is my favourite book in the Bible because it has many prayers and it gives me all the wisdom I need concerning life.”

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Flavia

“I’m Flavia and I am ten-years-old.

I first toured with the 47th African Children’s Choir and I had such a great time touring the United States and Canada. Meeting different people was one of my favourite things on that tour and the host family experience was one never to forget because they were so kind to open their homes for us to stay.

I’m now in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School. I love going school because we learn a lot while there. We also make lots of friends. One of the many things that I appreciate the most about my school is having daily devotions where we have time to sing praise and worship songs and to study the word of God.

I have five lovely siblings and we live in a village. Both my parents are Farmers, they grow food crops like cassava and vegetables. My mum is one of my closet friends and I love talking to her.”

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Juliet

“I’m Juliet and I am ten-years-old. My first tour was with the 44th African Children’s Choir, which was a dream come true because I had never imagined travelling the world.

I’ll never forget the day my birthday was celebrated by both the Choir and my host family that had a daughter who shared a birthday with me. We ate cake for a couple of days.

I am in primary four at the African Children’s Choir Primary School and love it there. When I’m not at school, I stay with both my parents and eight siblings in Kasubi, Kampala.

When I grow up I want to become a Church Minister, so that I guide people on God’s paths. I look forward to travelling once again, meeting new faces and sharing the word of God with them through music.”

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Peace

“Hi there, I am Peace and I am eleven-years-old.

My first tour with the African Children’s Choir was in 2017; with Choir 47. It was the best time of my life. My Choir mates became brothers and sisters to me and they will always be in this lifetime

I have three other biological siblings that I stay with when I am not at school. We live with both our parents, my mother is a stay home mum and my father rides the motorbike-taking people from one place to another.

I want to become a Dentist when I grow up, not just to earn a living, but to also help people have beautiful looking teeth.”

 

 

 

 

The children can’t wait to meet you! To book your tickets today, visit our See the Choir page for more details. Or, if you are unable to attend a concert, but would like to make a donation, you can do so here.

 

 

 

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