Six Ghanaian teens are flying high the national flags as they have been presented with a rare opportunity to be in the same studio with celebrated gospel musician Kirk Franklin to contribute their voices to the re-releasing of his hit song, Lean on Me.
These six teens would be a part of 120 other teens between the ages of 11-19 from 20 other countries.
They are children who are a part of Compassion International’s Child and Youth Development Programme so this move is their way of promoting their youth choir called the Compassion Youth Choir.
Compassion International is a Christian Child and Youth Development is an organization working tirelessly to alleviate poverty. It was founded in 1952 and partners with more than 80,000 local churches in 25 countries to provide spiritual, economic and physical care to babies, adults and children.
The six teens chosen from Ghana are 13-year-old Angela, 18-year-old Gideon, 16-year-old Emmanuel, 13-year-old Henry, 16-year-old Esther, and 18-year-old Patricia.
Kirk has been working around the clock to make this a passing reality. Speaking, he says he felt so elevated working that many young talents.
“It was an honour working with so many young, talented and gifted kids from across the globe! I’m grateful to the team at Compassion International for allowing me to serve in this capacity,” Kirk Franklin said.
Written by Ms Pyper