Inspired by the singing of one small boy whilst on a humanitarian trip to Uganda, Ray Barnett founded ‘The African Children’s Choir’. This was nearly 30 years ago, and to date, The African Children’s Choir has educated over 50,000 children in parts of Africa’s most underprivileged societies, and helped in excess of 100,000 children through relief projects.
The choirs have performed for Presidents and Royalty, as well as touring the globe, raising funds as they go. The choirs most recent triumph was singing on the number one single ‘Sing’ alongside Gary Barlow, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Military Wife’s Choir. The song was then performed and broadcast live to billions of people around the world at her majesty’s Jubilee celebrations.
The funds raised from The African Children’s Choir have allowed us to set up ‘The African Children’s Choir Primary School’ near the city of Entebbe and ‘Music for Life Centres’ across Uganda and Kenya, as well as funding the education for all of the children involved in the programme.
But we don’t want to stop there… which is why Ray has put together 12 Million Orphans and counting. This website will show people around the world the cause behind the voices.