The Pearl of Africa Choir
visited Lordsgate on Thursday 10th November 2016. The morning started with a short concert from the fourteen children who made up the choir ranging from just ten to eighteen years old. One of the children explained how their day involved collecting firewood, water and doing chores before going to school at 7am and getting home at 6pm. She also talked about their staple diet of ground corn porridge, giving the children an opportunity to reflect on differences between our lives with children from other countries. Following the concert all the children had the opportunity to do a short dancing, drumming or singing workshop. We had already raised £165 for ‘Pearl of Africa Childcare’ at harvest time, combined with sales of Ugandan crafts and donations on the day we were delighted to hand over a cheque for £450
to the choir to help improve education, health and welfare of children in Uganda.