Parkes residents will experience the energy and joy of African culture, as well as an insight into their hardships, when the 100% hOPE Choir and dance troupe visits from Uganda on 14th July.
The choir from the 100% hOPE school in Uganda will be accompanied by their ‘mum’, Aussie school teacher and former world championship dragon boat racer Trishelle Sayuuni. She founded the charity which is working to give over 115 orphaned and vulnerable Ugandan children a home, school, and vocational education.
The 100% hOPE Children’s Choir performances range from traditional African mu- sic and acapella singing to head spinning break-dancing.
“There’s so much joy in Uganda, even amongst the poverty, and we want to share that and inspire Australians,” Trishelle said. “This is an incredible adventure for the choir, but they’re working so hard, because they know this is their chance to use their talents to help their 100% hOPE brothers and sisters, now and into the future.”
The Choir’s first tour to Australia last year raised funds for five additional classrooms. This year they are aiming to raise enough for four fully-equipped girls’ homes, starting with homes for the 42 girls currently living in their classrooms.
The public are invited to come and see the Choir perform at the Parkes Christian School Hall on Friday 14th July at 6:00pm.