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Ugandan Children’s Choir Coming to Westlake Academy

The Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa, will be performing at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Multipurpose Hall at Westlake Academy, 2600 J.T. Ottinger Road.

The choir, on their Hope for Uganda tour in the United States since June, is a group of 23 orphaned and at-risk youth ages 6 to 14 who are trying to bring awareness to the many orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda.

The desire to rescue the children from a life of extreme poverty, disease and lack of access to basic necessities of life and education is what compelled the founders to start Imani Milele Children Inc., organizers say.

The organization’s goal is to establish, outfit and resource permanent schools to educate and nurture future leaders that will transform Africa and the world.

Since 1989 with three orphaned children in the program, Imani Milele Children Inc. now takes care of more than 3,000 children, teenagers and youths, whose lives have greatly improved due to the provision of education, caring and life’s necessities.

African crafts, CDs, T-shirts and jewelry will be available at the performance. In addition, there will be a sponsorship tableand the public is welcome to attend this free event.

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