Sepedi Youth Choir set for shows

The Sepedi Youth Choir will perform Oct. 4 and 5. (Submitted photo)

The Sepedi Youth Choir will perform Oct. 4 and 5. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

Diane Wilkinson is a firm believer in Horizon International’s mission.

The Fortville resident has been with the nonprofit, which is devoted to creating hope for AIDS orphans, since it started approximately 15 years.

Wilkinson helped arrange a visit of the Sepedi Youth Choir at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cyntheanne Christian Church, 13151 Cyntheanne Rd., Fishers. Wilkinson is a member of Cyntheanne Christian Church. The choir will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Northview Church, 12900 N. Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel.

The choir, sponsored by Horizon International, has traveled more than 8,500 miles from the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The purpose of their visit is to raise awareness about AIDS orphans through singing, dancing and testimony.

“This is the first time any of the children have left their village,” Wilkinson said.

The group features 18 youth members from Sekgopo Village.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted. Wilkinson said all  proceeds go to the AIDS orphans.

“It’s goes for food, education and clothing, things of that nature,” Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson said what attracted her to Horizon International, which has an office in Pendleton, is 85 percent of the donations go to the children.

“As opposed to other organizations where it’s the reverse, and they keep 85 percent for operating costs,” Wilkinson said. “So when I looked around, I loved that Horizons International sends the money straight to the need.”

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