Raise the Roof with us!
Since September 2012 a team of young voices, from all over the Ballymena area and beyond, have been singing to raise funds to build a primary school for children in a remote war torn area of Uganda.
In only three years the whopping target of £75,000 was met and even surpassed, thanks in no small part to the amazing generosity of the people of Ballymena and surrounding areas. A team from Raise the Roof made the trip to Uganda in July 2016 to visit the school project to date.
With ever increasing pupil numbers the school in Uganda now needs to be extended. The first school block can only accommodate about 300 and currently many more children are waiting to attend. With numbers of children and their families fleeing the border over South Sudan there has never been a greater need for accommodation, education and refuge in this region and so this is our invitation to the public – to partner with us in offering them hope and a future.
Our kids’ choir has been joined by Raise the Roof Higher, a group of young people aged 14 to 18. Together, both choirs will perform in an exciting fun filled concert on Saturday 29th April in Ballymena Academy at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available at Ballymena Academy, The Creamery Can, Glarryford or at the door, Adults £10, U12 £5.
All proceeds raised on the night will go directly to fund the new accommodation at St Stephen’s Primary School, Musalaba, Uganda.
For more information please check out the Facebook page “Raise the Roof Kids Choir”.