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Neema Children’s Choir
The members of the Neema Children’s Choir are orphaned and destitute children aged 8 to 17 who are being raised by Pastor Francis Daniel Mutibwa and his wife Winnie Tumu of Kingdom Child Project, a registered charity in Uganda that runs a school and orphanage near Kampala. Anyone who saw the Choir perform at TD Sunfest the past few summers cannot easily forget the kids whooping and whirling around in joy, as the bells on their animal-print outfits jangled in time with the beating drums. “Music is such a powerful instrument…When people begin to sing, something happens,” beams Mutibwa. “As a church, we decided to start a children’s ministry to look after these children from the slum area of Kampala called Line, behind Uganda Clays. We took them to school and provided for their material needs. Later, we realised that many of them could sing and wanted to express their pain and deliverance through music. So, we organised them into the 40-member Choir.” Their messages are heartfelt and heartbreaking, but also inspirational and motivational.
The Neema Children’s Choir have been in Ontario since May, staying at sponsored accommodation near Orillia. To support their orphanage and school, the Children have a booth at TD Sunfest’22 where you can buy CDs of their music as well as hand-made jewelry and crafts. Please look for their booth and assist them if you can.