Voices raised to give hope

2018-07-17 06:01
Rosa Choir. PHOTO: Oren-Andrew Wentzel

Rosa Choir. PHOTO: Oren-Andrew Wentzel

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Rosa Choir sang to give hope to abuse victims. They staged an annual concert at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Wynberg on Saturday 14 July.

June Knight says the choir believes in supporting initiatives that share similar goals with them and they have had good relations with this year’s beneficiary, Molo Songololo.

She says their music brings different cultures together with its three skills of singing in three languages – Afrikaans, English and Isixhosa.

Knight says the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the charity to help it render its services and giving hope to sexual abuse victims.

Molo Songololo is a non-profit organisation based in Observatory. It helps vulnerable children, mostly between the ages of 12 and 17, who have been sexually abused.

Patrick Solomons, director of Molo Songololo, says the money will help them effectively run their programmes. He says they have different programmes aimed at helping victims and their families heal and support.

“We are grateful, this will help us in many ways.”

Solomons says without these kinds of initiatives many children would be not able to access help.

He says they reach out to thousands of young girls through awareness, health support and other programmes and they are currently working with 120 sexual assault victims. He called on to public to protect children saying child protection is everyone’s responsibility.

The choir reportedly accompanied Vicky Sampson on her song “African Dream” and guests also witnessed the Young at Heart Choir performance by a group of seniors from Bishop Lavis.

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