Humanitarian Work

With all the problems in the world today, our work is needed more than ever. And that’s why we’re organizing The Peace Train 2016 Tour Across America in July to bring together youth and adults of all backgrounds to sing about their shared values and hopes for a better future for all.

 

We expect thousands to get onboard at stops all along the route. We’ll start in New York City on the 9th of July where we’ll be joined by singers from all across America including Hawaii, California, Kansas, Arizona, Indiana and all up and down the East Coast.  After the performance and festivities there, we’ll carry on for 9 more days picking up more singers and giving performances at station-stops all along the route from July 9 – 18, 2016:

New York City – Jersey City –  Trenton – Philadelphia – Wilmington – Baltimore – and ending in Washington, DC

If you or someone you know has a choir, can arrange host homes, provide a performance venue, sponsor a child, or help with logistics, please contact us: getonthepeacetrain@gmail.com

Background:
Since 1992 when we created the first, 500-voice mixed race choir in South Africa to break through apartheid’s barriers, our goal has been to spread Nelson Mandela’s dream of justice, equality and a better life for all.

In 1993, The Peace Train became a moving billboard for that dream when 150 of the performers lived together in mixed-race compartments and traveled across South Africa by train, stopping at each town along the way to give concerts and encourage a peaceful transition to democracy.

Nelson Mandela’s jubilant election is history now, but our ongoing work involves developing this young country into one that cares for all its people. In other parts of the world, we use our music and training workshops to help address the challenges of children living in poverty, racial strife, intolerance of differences, job creation, food insecurity, educational inequities, and HIV/AIDS.

Our non-profit organization, Friends of The Peace Train, is actively engaged in that work by raising funds and supporting projects in South Africa and America that address needs in education, arts & culture, healthcare, housing, vocational training and job creation – especially for vulnerable children who have been orphaned by violence and the HIV/AIDS crisis, and for those worldwide who have been denied opportunities to develop their full potential.

When Voices Meet, our award-winning documentary film about The Peace Train project, is screening at film festivals across North America and has been broadcast to 49 countries in Africa, but we need to do more. Our goal is to take it into classrooms, universities and community centers worldwide to inspire the next generation of youth and decision-makers. www.WhenVoicesMeet.com

You may make tax-deductible contributions to our non-profit organization, Friends Of The Peace Train, to help the children of the world by donating below through Paypal.

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Or you can send a check payable to:

“Friends Of The Peace Train”

7207 Bryan Street

Philadelphia,

PA 19119

 

Thank you for your support!