Kenya’s Singing Children of Africa sample Scottish University life ahead of live performances

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The Singing Children of Africa performing in Scotland. Photo: Facebook/EducateTheChildren

22 Kenyan children have tasted university life in Scotland ahead of their live performances this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee tomorrow night (23 September). The ‘Singing Children of Africa’, who are organised by Scottish charity Educate the Kids, first began touring the UK as an act in 2006. Yesterday, the children – who are all orphans aged between 9 and 14 years – were guided around the University of Dundee and given the opportunity to delve into virtual reality and experience a range of interactive experiments at the Schools of Science and Engineering and Life Sciences. Their day finished with a party held by students eager to meet them at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). Speaking prior to the visit, Sofia Skevofylaka, Vice President of Student Activities at DUSA said, “We cannot wait to host the children with us. We have worked with our Educate the Kids society here on campus to make sure they will feel at home in Dundee. “We are so excited to show them how University students live and learn and we cannot wait to hear them sing on Saturday night.”

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The Singing Children of Africa performing live. Photo: Facebook/EducateTheChildren
As part of their visit to Dundee the children are performing at the University’s Chaplaincy Centre on Saturday, 23rdSeptember. They will also visit Dundee High School, where they will perform at a Junior Years assembly on Friday morning and a public concert in the school’s Trinity Hall tonight (22 September). Claire Reid, Teacher and Charities and Community Outreach Coordinator at the School, said, “We are delighted to welcome the Singing Children of Africa to our school as part of their UK tour to raise funds for Educate the Kids. “We look forward to experiencing the cultures of their country whilst supporting such a worthwhile cause.” Tickets for the Dundee concerts are available for £5 on the door or for Saturday’s performance via online ticket service Eventbrite for £5.90.