African Children's Choir

We had the pleasure of hosting on behalf of Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland the celebrated and world famous African Children's Choir in 2013. These children travel the world raising funds to educate other children in various countries in Africa. The Choir was founded in 1984 by Ray Barnett. Barnett was travelling in war-torn Uganda when he gave a small boy a ride from his destroyed home to a safer village. During their journey, the child did what he knew how to do best - he sang. That simple song of dignity and hope became the catalyst for a program that has changed the lives of thousands of children. From there the African Children's Choir was born. Rallying support from the west, Barnett conducted the first tour in 1984. As the organisation grew so did the needs of the children. The choir began selecting Kenyan children in 1990. By 2002 the first South African choir toured in North American. Music for Life has now facilitated over forty tours for its parent organisation, Music for Life Institute, with proceeds from the choir's work used to fund education and relief efforts for African children affected by 
poverty and disease. Over 7,000 children in several African nations are currently being supported through the program.