Augustana Campus hosts the African Children’s Choir
Posted on April 18, 2008 by Dylan Anderson
Augustana Chaplaincy in cooperation with Augustana Against AIDS hosted the African Childrens Choir on Wednesday, April 9th. ‘
Submitted by Robyn Simpson Mohr, Assistant for Chaplaincy
Augustana Chaplaincy in cooperation with Augustana Against AIDS hosted the African Children’s Choir on Wednesday, April 9th. The gym was packed to capacity with students and families, children young and old, grandparents, choristers and church members. The African Children’s Choir, comprised of children ages 7 to 12 years old from Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and South Africa performed a lively concert of drumming, dancing, and singing African and American Gospel music. Their motto is: "Helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow."
The people of Augustana, Camrose, and surrounding communities gave generously: churches provided food and billeting and classrooms; individuals gave brand new blue jeans and Augustana t-shirts for each of the Choir members; a couple from Wetaskiwin provided pizza for the climbing wall party the following day; Augustana students and staff looked after the many details. A free will offering was received to help support the children on tour, their future education and the numerous Music for Life schools throughout Africa.. Together we raised over $12,600.00. Further funds were donated to the sponsorship program which not only provides for a child’s education but also encourages the children to be leaders in their home communities.
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