The Reston-based Global Camps Africa (GCA) hosts an evening of music and a chance to meet some of the people of Camp Sizanani, GCA’s residential camp for HIV/AIDS affected children in South Africa.
What: Concert for Camp Sizanani
When: Saturday, Sept. 15
Where: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
1700 Wainwright Dr., Reston, VA 20190
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Information & reservations: 703-437-0808
Mosaic Harmony, a multicultural, interfaith community choir of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, will perform at the event. The choir draws on the rich heritage of African-American inspirational music to demonstrate and encourage unity in the midst of diversity. The choir represents more than 17 faith traditions and performs everything from traditional spirituals to new songs composed by its director, David North.
Special guests for the evening will be five visiting counselors from Camp Sizanani in South Africa who will share stories and songs from their experience at camp. A reception will follow the concert so that guests may have a chance to meet and talk with the visiting South African counselors.
The mission of Global Camps Africa, headquartered in Reston, is to change the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and youth by providing HIV/AIDS prevention education and training through high-impact residential and day camp experiences and continuing education, equipping young people with the life skills that will support them in becoming safe and productive adults who have hope for the future. At Camp Sizanani, empowering lessons of a healthy life and smart choices are woven into every aspect and activity of camp. Children ages 11-19 enjoy eight days of camp, free of charge, where HIV education and life skills training are incorporated into a curriculum of targeted classes and recreational activities such as sports, games, art, drama, poetry and music. After camp, the children attend Saturday Kids Clubs that meet twice a month near their homes. There, the lessons of camp are reinforced and the campers continue to receive the support of staff and peers.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://globalcampsafrica.givezooks.com/events/mosaic-
harmony-concert or call 703-437-0808 for reservations & information.