A GROUP of 20 primary school children from Uganda, who have begun the journey of a lifetime, touring as a choir in the UK and Ireland, visit Canonbie later this month.
The children are drawn from 14 Ugandan primary schools built by Northern Ireland charity Abaana.
Abaana works with children living in poverty in Uganda. The children will give concerts in churches, schools and workplaces and share experiences about life in their country.
The tour will raise awareness of the plight of other children living in poverty in Uganda and seek to generate much-needed sponsorship for another 200 to 300 children and rescue more children currently living rough on the streets.
The children, aged seven to 15, who form the Abaana New Life Choir will perform in Canonbie United parish church on Saturday, April 27.
The tour is an amazing and life-changing experience for them. Most had not travelled outside their villages, let alone flown thousands of miles from Africa before joining the choir.
A team of 10 local and Ugandan chaperones are accompanying the children as they travel.
The choir will share its stories and bring a little bit of Ugandan sunshine into the lives of everyone they meet.
The concert starts at 7pm. All are welcome and entry is free, although there will be an opportunity to make a donation at the end of the evening.