Viva Children’s Choir Tour to Europe December 2019

We are happy to announce that we are taking a group of our choir to Europe in December 2019 to promote our school and sponsorship programme.  The group of children are from the Viva Village Independent School in the Alaska Informal Settlement, Mamelodi East and will travel to Germany, Holland and Sweden from 4 - 25 December 2019. 

The Group of children is accompanied by Solists Meleney Kriel, Sinethemba Hlungwane and Conductor Taki Malepane.  Our General Manager, Chairperson and School Principal will also be accompanying the children.  The Choir will perform in churches, sport associations, Christmas Markets and Companies.  Only a few dates are still available for booking.  Please contact us urgently, if you wish to see invite the Choir for a concert, or short performance. 


Please consider sponsoring a child for this tour: 

Our Choir children and team, are all from our Independent School in the Alaska Informal Settlement, Mamelodi East and the parents cannot afford to pay the costs associated with this trip.  They are making contributions, but the full cost per child is not covered by them.  The tour will be life changing for these learners, who have worked exceptionally hard preparing and practicing.  They live in tin shack homes and a trip to Europe will be the highlight of their young lives.  Please help us make this possible by donating toward their costs: 

For Flight, rental vehicle, fuel, food and accommodation, plus clothing, visas and health insurance, we budget [$1 200/Euro 1 000/R17 000 per child].  More than half of this amount needs to come in as sponsorships and our team members from the informal settlement, likewise make contributions, but cannot afford the full amount. Donations to the Viva Foundation are tax deductible in Germany and South Africa and we can offer branding and advertising opportunity for larger donations.  

Please let us know if you want to assist us, by sending an email to meleney[at], or use the contact form/donation facilities on this site.