The pupils from Saint Martin’s School were delighted to meet the children from Destiny Africa Choir at a March concert. The School has shared links with the Choir for almost 10 years when they first began fundraising for the Kampala Children’s Centre (KCC) in Uganda, home to the Choir’s children. The Centre was founded in 2005 to give a home and voice to vulnerable children in Uganda affected by poverty, disease and the legacy of war.
From sending out shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts to sponsoring a child to live at KCC, the girls and staff at Saint Martin’s have raised funds for the Kampala children every year. The Choir’s visit is the second time that they have performed at the Brueton Avenue School. The Choir took part in an assembly with girls from Nursery to Year 6, and then hosted workshops in the afternoon, where the Saint Martin’s pupils learnt how to play the African drums.
The day concluded with an evening concert by the Choir in the Performing Arts Centre. The founder of the KCC, Arnold Muwonge, also attended the performance that included girls from Saint Martin’s years 2, 3 and 4 performing with the Choir, as well as audience participation in African dancing.