Teacher hopes charity song will reach for Top 40

Admin (05 February, 2015) Culture

The single was written by slum musicians in Uganda and Liz Parker encouraged the group to record when she heard it sung a cappella.

A schoolteacher hopes to flog 4,000 charity singles and make it to the Top 40 to help children in a Ugandan slum.

Liz Parker, a science teacher at James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) in Dulwich, wants to use the money to start a sustainable chicken farm that will provide lunches for children, who are mostly Aids orphans.

The single was written by slum musicians and Liz encouraged the group to record it after hearing it sung a cappella.

Money raised will be given to AFFCAD UK, a charity, which is organising the chicken farm.

Teacher Liz Parker hopes thousands will download a charity single to help orphans in Uganda

Teacher Liz Parker hopes thousands will download a charity single to help orphans in Uganda

Liz said: “I was out in Bwaise [a neighborhood in Kampala] volunteering in August and one of my local friends invited me to hear his group rehearse.

“They were performing in a derelict school, surrounded by dirt, rubbish and used condoms. When I heard the song, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I was amazed at their raw talent, and their determination to make things better.”

The song, Challenges, was released on February 2 on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon on 2.

It costs 99p.

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