Children from New Beginnings Charitable Foundation, Uganda are proud to support and cheer on Northern Ireland in the Euros 2016.
Some of the children were in Northern Ireland in 2014 on their "Voices of Africa" choir tour when they sang at Stormont and many other venues. They have a real love for Northern Ireland. Provided they have the funds, they will grace us again next August and get their hands on the European cup!
NBCF has a strong connection with Northern Ireland as its founder, Roger Annett, is a native of Kilkeel, Co. Down. Roger previously played for Northern Ireland at U-15 and U-17 level but now lives in Uganda rescuing under privileged and vulnerable children and over-seeing the project.
NBCF is a non-profit making organisation set up by a group of volunteers in Northern Ireland. They work closely with an experienced and carefully selected team in Uganda to help bring a better quality of life to some of Uganda’s most vulnerable young children. The village is a fully registered traditional family orientated home where children grow and thrive. It is home to 155 children who live in a loving, fully facilitated Christian home and are also taught many life skills. Children attend New Beginnings Primary School where 200 children receive a top quality education.
The shirts have been donated by volunteers from NI who have visited the village. The flag was handcrafted by enthusiastic children which will hang proudly in the village throughout the Euros tournament.
All children, staff and locals anxiously await for the first match on Sunday as they will gather around in the open -air to cheer on our boys as they share the only TV for many many miles as the Village is deep in the African bush.
For more info check out http://newbeginningscharity.org/