Norwich Music Group Concert and Norwich Rotary Club join forces on Saturday 20th February

A concert is being performed at St Peter Mancroft Church on Saturday 20th February by the Norwich Music Group conducted by Musical Director Philip Aldred, to help support the valuable Fund Raising efforts by the Norwich Rotary Club for the HO Inclusive School Project for Ghana. Focusing on this country in West Africa, it is learnt that a vast amount of Children with disabilities in the developing world are barred from education, a stark reality. Children with Cerebral Palsy, hearing, speech & sight problems, Aspergers, Autism & Downs Syndrome will all be denied an education. Extend this to all disabilities intellectual and physical - and you have around 15% of children who receive no education at all. At worst, many of them are shunned by their families and largely unknown to the community in which they live.

So, in conjunction with an American Carrie Brown and the Rotary club of Ho, The Rotary Club of Norwich has decided to support the exciting and ambitious plan to create the first Inclusive School in Eastern Ghana probably in the whole of Ghana and very possibly in the whole of Africa. Such a school will provide equal education possibilities for able and disabled children alike.

So what needs to be done? Communities need to be helped to understand the very real possibilities offered by education for their children. Land needs to be bought; classrooms, a physio room, a resource centre, a library, ramps etc need building. Specialist equipment needs to be bought and installed. Teachers need to be given a special training. Adapted school buses need to be bought so that children can be transported to and from school.

Such a large-scale and ambitious project needs time and money so Rotary Clubs around the world are being invited to show their support and, indeed, other local clubs are already committed to the project. It is, however, the Rotary Club of Norwich which is spearheading the call to arms outside Ghana itself. Touching the public mind and heart is essential and so the club has produced a short video to give key information to all those who hope for a brighter future for these long neglected children. To watch the video, type in www.rotaryclubofnorwich, select Fundraising from the menu of contents and click on the video.

The background music is from Karl Jenkins Choral work Stabat Mater And the Mother did weep. Norwich Music Group will include this as part of the concert, and will be recorded live to replace the current recording on the Rotary video. The principal works to be performed are Haydns Nelson Mass and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs. There will also be a retiring collection for the Inclusive School Project. Grateful thanks go to the conductor and Musical Director, Philip Aldred, for generously proposing and dedicating this contribution to the project.

Please come along and enjoy support this valuable cause at St Peter Mancroft church at 7.30pm, tickets are 8 at St Georges Music Shop, St Georges St Norwich Tel 01603 626414 and on the door.


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