Kenyan orphans set to perform in Dundee

Kenyan orphans will get a taste of university life and take to the stage next week as they continue their singing tour of the UK at the University of Dundee.

The Singing Children of Africa, who are organised by Scottish charity Educate the Kids, first began touring the UK as an act in 2006.

They will be given a taste of university life in Scotland tomorrow when they are guided by researchers around the campus in Dundee.

During the tour the 22 children, aged 9-14, will be able to delve into virtual reality and experience a range of interactive experiments at the school of engineering and life sciences.

Their day will finish off with a party hosted by students eager to meet them at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA).

Sofia Skevofylaka, vice-president of student activities at DUSA, said:“We are so excited to show them how university students live and learn and we cannot wait to hear them sing on Saturday night.”

The youngsters will be performing at the university’s chaplaincy centre on Saturday.

Ahead of the visit to the university, the singing group will also be visiting Dundee High School, where they will perform at a Junior Years assembly on Friday morning and a public concert.