BENEFITING: MUSIC FOR LIFE INSTITUTE
EVENT DATE: Mar 06, 2014
“The greatest example I’ve ever seen of people going in and taking kids out of war zones and promise them an education through secondary school. They get educated, perform their music and come back into Africa and change the landscape.” – Connie Britton
The work of the African Children’s Choir (ACC) is a vital educational program to the development of a greater nation for the millions of orphans in Africa. The Choir, founded in 1984, has spent the last 30 years performing around the globe, providing audiences with phenomenal and heart-warming concerts filled with charming African tunes and instrumentation. While the children of the Choir, aged 7 to 10, have suffered familial loss due to war, famine and disease – they continue to radiate hope for a better future in their native Africa.
Funds from the Choir’s thirty-nine tours have provided the foundation the financial means to build numerous children’s homes in war-torn Uganda, literacy schools for the children of Africa, farms to provide food for the schools and homes, and wells to provide clean water for children, teachers and care-takers involved with the ACC.
The main goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the impoverished and orphaned children in Africa as well as to raise funds for the continued growth of the African Children’s Choir programs.
Connie’s yearly support of the ACC foundation has not only provided financial support for the program, but also emotional support by making numerous trips to Africa, which were spent in the homes visiting with orphans and seeing the work of the ACC in person. In honor of her dedication to the foundation, the African Children’s Choir is honoring Connie with the prestigious “Change Maker Award” this year at their annual Gala in NY.
For more information about the African Children’s Choir, please visit their website: http://africanchildrenschoir.com/
We want to share with you the foundation that Connie holds so close to her heart. In honor of her birthday, we want to support this amazing cause so that the children of Africa can continue to grow and change their nation for the better. Pease join us in supporting this educational and life-preserving program. – Team Connie