Christmas Carol Event

The ideal of the Christmas carols was mooted by hardworking Sebastian Lindstrom, the chairman of board of directors of Light for Children. It took place at the premises of Yaa Achiaa Girls Junior Secondary school in Kumasi on the 14th of December. In all 3 groups from the school took part, namely the school choir, the school choreography group and the school cultural troupe.

The programme was interspersed with thought-provoking poetry recitals which highlighted in the plight of the orphans and street children. Moreover a team from the local teaching hospital (Kath) which included 6 people who were HIV positive made a presentation on HIV/AIDS.

The school cultural troupe treated the audience with very nice cultural dances from almost all big tribes in the country. The school choir also thrilled the audience with melodic and scintillating choral music which kept the audience all standing on their feet. Sebastian taught the choir a south African song called ‘awimbawe’ which they sang to perfection and it drew cheers from the audience.

The choreography group were delight to watch. They danced to popular gospel music from south Africa and Ghana with admiration. Infact, they endeared them self so much to the audience that they had a standing ovation from some of the foreign volunteers who were present.

There were 3 poetry recitals. 2 in english and the other in the local language. The climax of the programme came when the volunteers under the instruction of Mike (programme co-ordinator) sang a song which gave commendations to the school for accepting to host the programme. The song was hurriedly composed by Mike:

REMEMBER YAA ACHIAA O LORD(2X)
WHEN YOU COME TO SELECT YOUR PEOPLE
REMEMBER YAA ACHIAA
REMEMBER YAA ACHIAA!!
WHEN YOU COME TO SELECT YOUR PEOPLE

The leader of the medical team from the hospital gave a chilling statistics on the AIDS situation in the city. The solemn tme came when someone of the people living with HIV narrated how she contracted HIV. This sent chills to some of the audience most of whom have never seen HIV positive persons before (apart from television).

 

After the programme, all the audience were invited to the school assembly hall where they were served a snack, which was sponsored by Life for Children (LIFOC). In all over 300 people composed, of children from 3 school (mostly from Yaa Achiaa Girls school), parents, 7 foreign volunteers, teachers and others.

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