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Ugandan Orphans Spread Hope for Children in Poverty Through Concert (WVC: March 19)

February 21, 2012


For more information:

Shawn Morton, smorton@childcareworldwide.org or (360) 647-2283

Michael Christensen, michael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov or (801) 965-5108

Ugandan Orphans Spread Hope for Children in Poverty
Choir of Ten Children Perform Traditional Ugandan Songs and Dances While Raising Awareness on the Power of Child Sponsorship

West Valley City, Utah – The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a group of ten talented children ranging from 8 to 14, has announced that they will be performing at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center on March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  All ten children have been given hope through Childcare Worldwide’s (CCW) sponsorship program, and now they devote their energy to helping other children have access to sponsorship and education.

These exuberant children delight audiences with their dramatic drumming, singing, and high-energy dancing as they perform traditional Ugandan songs and dances.  Former audience member, Kurt Swanson, raved, “Audiences just can’t seem to get enough of what these children have to share; from their natural musical talents to their raw expression of African culture. People are also amazed by the deep joy these children have despite the circumstances they came from.”

Each of the ten children has a story to tell about how their lives have been changed through the power of education provided through CCW’s sponsorship program.  The choir has performed in churches and schools nationwide, as well as venues such as Disneyland and Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks.  Be sure to experience this unique and authentic time of cultural song, dance and storytelling.

The Ugandan Orphans Choir will be performing at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center at 7:00 p.m. on March 19 2012.

For more information or interviews, contact Shawn Morton at (360)-647-2283. Visit www.childcareworldwide.org/choir for a complete tour schedule.

The Ugandan Orphans Choir is a ministry of Childcare Worldwide (CCW). CCW has been devoted to transforming lives since 1981. CCW serves children in nine countries in the developing world, helping them succeed educationally through our child sponsorship program.

Childcare Worldwide seeks to make learning and the hope of future employment possible for every child we serve.  The ultimate goal of education is to break the cycle of poverty in children's lives.


Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist
West Valley City | Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119
(801) 965-5108

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