This week, the first excerpt of Amira during her fundraising concert in Lelystad (on November 19 2014) appeared on the web site of Stichting Gelukskinders, the foundation which was established in order to support Amira with her playgrounds-project in South Africa.
Holland’s youngst opera singer, the 10-year-old Amira Willighagen from Nijmegen, who won Holland’s Got Talent last year at the age of only 9, and has performed in the US, Latin-America, South-Africa and various European countries, will shine on November 19th during a fundraising concert in Lelystad, the Netherlands.
In March this year we already reported about Amira opening her first playground in the South-African township Ikageng, near the city of Potchefstroom. Next steps are being made to continue this project.
Soon, Amira’s very own charity foundation will be established, from where further activities in the field of charity can be developed.
Earlier Amira already indicated that she wants to use part of the revenue earned with CD sales and performances for helping other children. With the establishment of her own foundation, it will be easier to develop activities and to coordinate the implementation.
Amira Willighagen is only nine years old but her extraordinary talent and achievements prove she is not just your average kid.
Fresh from winning 2013’s Holland’s Got Talent (Holland’s version of the talent show America’s Got Talent), Amira was in South Africa for about a week, doing performances and singing at the opening of children’s playgrounds in Ikageng, going to interviews and most importantly, visiting family in Kempton Park and Potchefstroom. Read more
Potchefstroom – “I am very grateful that I can be here. Nelson Mandela once said that children should be able to play freely. I’ve listened to him and decided to build this playground.”
Those were the words the Dutch singing sensation Amira Willighagen (9) spoke to the excited children of the township Ikageng near the city. Read more
When Amira arrived last Thursday at the Vergelegen wine estate, one could easily be misled in assuming she was just any ordinary child on holiday with her family. Only a few in South-Africa could know that one of the world’s youngest singing stars had arrived in Cape Town. Read more