African Children's Choir Performs, Enjoys Camp In Greene County

By: Lynnette Taylor/ April Davis
By: Lynnette Taylor/ April Davis

The African Children's Choir has performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, at the White House, and recently at the Queen of England's Jubilee. This week they brought their talents to a summer camp in Greene County. The choir is made up of Ugandan children ages 7 - 12, most of whom have been orphaned due to famine and disease. The group was formed to give these kids a chance to experience other cultures and share their experiences around the world.

"Once they get together, they're all children.They have the same goals. They want to laugh and play and sing. They want to be cared for. They want to feel love and they want to have hope, and that's really what we're about here at the refuge," said camp director Sammy Hudson.

"It gives me a great joy to see them living and smiling and singing. It's just overwhelming," said choir director Eva Nalukwago.

This week the choir is staying at "The Refuge" Christian Day Camp teaching summer campers dancing and singing skills. The choir members and campers also get the chance to swim, canoe, and kayak together.

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