A choir from Africa flew into Newcastle on September 13 ready to tour the UK and raise vital finds for schools in Uganda. They will perform traditional African music, drumming and dancing to North East audiences.
The group of singers are some of the 1.5 million orphans in Uganda, as a result of HIV, Aids, disease and war. They spend their time together and say they have become a family. The choir members live in schools which cost £325,000 a year to run. That figure keeps seven schools running. The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir tour will raise money to help support the places they call home.
The money raised is done so through the Molly and Paul Childcare Foundation. The leaders of the registered charity teach the children to cope with losing family members. Molly Wasswa told ITV Tyne Tees it is important for the children to be positive and live a fulfilled life.
Henry is a choir member, he said his friends are now his brothers and sisters and that the choir is his life.
The choir is touring the region, from York to Northumberland.
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