Stand By Me Scholarship Program video
Today, more than 700 children around the world are learning music and dance every week. This is possible because people like you are willing to Stand By Them.
Stand By Me Scholarships provide funding for students to attend PFCF music programs for an entire year.
Interview with Halik
Tamale, Ghana, and has been attending the Bizung School of Music and Dance since 2010.
Listen to his story and the song he shares this interview and feel his joy of being part of the Bizung School.
Interview with Mphumzi
Mphumzi has been playing drums at the Ntonga music school since the age of ten and was pushed by his uncle, who is a professional Marimba player, to attend the music school. He is now convinced that this instrument is going to change his life and will help him to live a bright future. Mphumzi wants to travel the world to play music and thinks music is helping to reduce crime in the townships. Like most of the children in Gugs, the crime in the township and the lack of jobs worries him and he thinks having more music school would help to improve the situation.
Interview with Ishowri
Ishowri is a 17 years old young girl who attends music and dance classes at the Mitrata Home in Kathmandu.
Discover how music is changing her life in a positive way through this video interview.
Interview with Samiksha
Samiksha is a young music student at the Udayapur Music Program, located in Katari Nepal. Get to know how music is affecting her life in a positive way through this video interview.
Interview with Nouhoum
Nouhoum is a 15 years old student at Ecole de Musique de Kirina, Mali. He studies percussion since the opening of the school in october 2010 and also attends cases in English and French. Nouhoum is a special child, curious and incredibly clever.
Interview with Chitra, Kathmandu, Nepal
Chitra is a young flute player who lives at the Mitrata home, in Kathmandu and attends classes in our music program. Chitra’s goal is to become a great musician and he believes this effort gives him a chance to make his future bright. He says that PFCF’s support has already made him feel successful in life. Besides music, Chitra is a truly talented drawer. Take a moment to watch this short video interview and discover how Chitra sees the world and is able to express his feelings through art.
Interview with Jane, Masaka, Rwanda
Jane is a 17 years music student at the Star School Music and Sports Program located near Kigali, Rwanda and launched in September 2013. She loves to sing, dance and play drums. Listen to her testimony from the ground through this interview filmed in Masaka, Rwanda at our newest Music and Sports Program.
Star School Music Program
On September 21st - Playing For Change Day 2013 - the Playing For Change Foundation launched a new music and sports program in Masaka, a village near Rwanda's capital city, Kigali. The program takes place at Star School, a primary and secondary school founded by Bishop Nathan Amooti that now provides education for more than 300 underprivileged children. This program continues our commitment to serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Rwanda, and provides access to regular music and dance instruction, in addition to a soccer program.
The Power of Music
A recent evaluation of our programs reveals "The Power of Music" through improved learning in math, language and reasoning, increased self-esteem, cooperation, collaboration, and joy.