.

‘Voices for the Voiceless Choir’ performing at Aston University

Voices for the Voiceless

21 August 2014

The Voices for the Voiceless tour choir from Swaziland are set to perform at Aston University on Thursday 25 September (2014) as part of their UK tour.

 

All the way from the Lubombo Mountains of Swaziland in southern Africa they are here to sing and raise awareness of the extreme poverty which is facing their country. HIV/ AIDS are major issues within rural communities, while 10 per cent of the population are orphaned children under the age of 15.

Voices for the Voiceless are a choir of young people who have directly been affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Dr. Maithri Goonetilleke founded the choir, and has been using voice to engage with people ever since.

Possible Dreams International (PDI), which is the non-profit organisation which set up Voices for the Voiceless, provides emergency relief to Swaziland, in particular supporting some of its sickest and poorest members of 32 communities in the Lumbombo Mountains. The aim, with the help of local support, is to help these communities to become self-sufficient and fulfil basic needs. This includes medical care, food and housing, water access and micro-enterprise projects as well as agricultural support. The Choir project is one of the ways the charity is using to raise the standard of living for communities and to give a ‘voice’ to these communities.

The Voices for the Voiceless concert is on Thursday, September 25th from 6.30pm to 8pm at Aston University, Aston Triangle Birmingham, B4 7ET

Tickets priced at £10.00 each and may be ordered through Eventbrite:

Ticket prices have been reduced to £5.00 for students and under 18’s.

For further event information and/or student/children discount codes please contact Jean Hasson on 0121 204 4551 or  j.hasson@aston.ac.uk