In South Africa, we are re-doubling our support to Mama Mary’s Children’s Home. In addition to helping with basic needs, we want to support the entrepreneurial businesses of this amazing 78 year old dynamo. They need a small truck to transport supplies and finished products from their bakery, farm and recycled jewelry businesses in order to stay self-sufficient. We also need more funds to support the studies of youth who have grown up at Mama Mary’s and are now being trained in social work and business so that they can run the operations in the future.
Since 1992 when we created the first, 500-voice mixed race choir in South Africa to break through apartheid’s barriers, our goal has been to spread Nelson Mandela’s dream of justice, equality and a better life for all.
In 1993, The Peace Train became a moving billboard for that dream when 150 of the performers lived together in mixed-race compartments and traveled across South Africa by train, stopping at each town along the way to give concerts and encourage a peaceful transition to democracy.
Nelson Mandela’s jubilant election is history now, but our ongoing work involves developing this young country into one that cares for all its people. In other parts of the world, we use our music and training workshops to help address the challenges of children living in poverty, racial strife, intolerance of differences, job creation, food insecurity, educational inequities, and HIV/AIDS.
When Voices Meet, our award-winning documentary film about The Peace Train project, is screening at film festivals across North America and has been broadcast to 49 countries in Africa, but we need to do more. Our goal is to take it into classrooms, universities and community centers worldwide to inspire the next generation of youth and decision-makers. www.WhenVoicesMeet.com
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