Kenyan orphans will get taste of life at University of Dundee

Kenyan orphans will get taste of life at University of Dundee

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee.

The ‘Singing Children of Africa’, who are organised by Scottish charity Educate the Kids, first began touring the UK as an act in 2006.

They will be given a taste of University life in Scotland on Thursday, 21st September when they are guided by researchers around the campus in Dundee.

During the campus tour the children, who range from 9 to 14 years old, will be able to delve into virtual reality and experience a range of interactive experiments held at the Schools of Science and Engineering and Life Sciences. Their day will finish with a party held by students eager to meet them at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA).

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.”

As part of their visit to Dundee the children will also perform 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 on Friday 22nd 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 at: http://uod.ac.uk/2fkumf3

For media enquiries contact:
Cara Longmuir
Media Relations Officer
University of Dundee
Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
Tel: +44 (0)1382 385243
Email: c.z.longmuir@dundee.ac.uk

SOURCE: University of Dundee

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