Global Camps Africa invites the community to join them for 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 on Thursday, Sept. 5. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Mosaic Harmony, a multicultural, interfaith community choir of the metropolitan Washington area that 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.
What: Mosaic Harmony Concert for Global Camps Africa
When: Thursday, Sept. 5
Where: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Information & reservations: 703-437-0808
Special guests for the evening will be two visiting counselors from Camp Sizanani in South Africa who will share songs and stories from their experiences working with HIV/AIDS affected children and youth. After the concert, guests will have a chance to meet and talk with the visiting South African counselors.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.globalcampsafrica.org/shop or call 703-437-0808 for reservations & information.
The mission of Global Camps Africa, which is 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. Global Camps Africa aims to equip young people with the life skills that will support them in becoming safe and productive adults who have hope for the future. At Camp Sizani, 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 & music. The goal is that every camper will receive the knowledge and skills that will empower him or her to look forward to a healthy and productive adult life.
After camp, the children attend Saturday Youth 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.