Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa to perform at Stradbroke High School

Watoto Children's Choir

Watoto Children's Choir - Credit: Archant

Students at a Suffolk school will be visited by an African children's choir who will share their life experiences before they perform publicly.

Stradbroke High School will welcome the Watoto Children's Choir, who travel the world as advocates for the millions of African children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and disease.

The children in the choir are aged from seven to 12 and have lost one or both of their parents.

The visit on Friday, January 29 will give Stradbroke's pupils the opportunity to meet, talk and learn from children from another culture.

The choir will spend the day at the school and will also perform for the pupils of Stradbroke, Wilby and Worlingworth primary schools.

They will then before perform their Oh, What Love concert in the evening.

The choir is part of a larger care scheme set up by the Watoto Church in 1994, in response to the overwhelming number of orphaned and vulnerable children and women in Uganda.

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Watoto Villages have been set up to home children and mothers, with each village containing schools, a medical clinic, a church and a community centre.

The concert will take place at 7pm at Stradbroke High School and is free to attend.

For more information, visit http://www.watoto.com/home