2017 - 2 weeks in Sept - 23.9.17 to 7.10.17
Big-hearted singers and helpers from all over the world travel to Uganda with KwaYa where they will be hosted by the African Children’s Choir.
The ACC Music for Life Outreach Program involves Kwaya travellers visiting and working in the slums and remote villages of Uganda where many of the choir children were born and raised.
- KwaYa travellers help change the lives of those less fortunate with funds raised in their local communities before they leave for Uganda.
- We deliver educational material and financial donations to schools and provide gifts of basic essentials to local orphanages.
- We conduct cross cultural workshops at local schools. Each participant is encouraged to tap into their artistic skills (obvious or latent) to be a part of fun, informative and uniquely Australian workshops for the children in Uganda’s slums and remote villages.
- We engage in renovation projects in the schools in the slums of Kampala.
KwaYa travellers can join the KwaYa choir made up of singers from Australia plus talented young African university students who grew up in the African Children's choir.
They will perform with the Young Africans, The African Children's choir and other popular Ugandan artists. for a number of audiences around Kampala culminating in FREE concerts for the disadvantaged.
kwaYa’s Uganda project will demonstrate, yet again, the powerful role music can play in changing the lives and fortunes of individuals; and in building stronger communities through a shared love of music.
Travellers who do not wish to sing with the choir can help with production or learn a Ugandan musical instrument.