Learn about PFCF's Music Programs
The mission is the same, but each program and community is different. With every project we learn something new.
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Since January 2015, the Playing For Change Foundation has been working in the slums of Mirpur District of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to provide music education to underprivileged children. Free and adapted music classes and music performances are being integrated into the curriculum of several existing education centers which are locally run by our program partner SpaandanB.
Mirpur Music ProgramDhaka, Bangladesh
The program was founded by Aom Amm and French teacher/social activist Gigi Nemrod to help the many poor and vulnerable children in the Khlong Toey slum by providing music instruction and a safe environment to learn in.
Khlong Toey Music ProgramBangkok, Thailand
A small group of determined Nepali women are using music as a tool to educate young girls and their families about human trafficking, and save the lives of vulnerable children.
Tintale Village Mother’s SocietyTintale Village, Nepal
Musica Music InstitutePatan, Lalitpur District, Nepal
The village of Kirina has carried its history through music and poetry for over 1,000 years. The music school will help the youth of the village carry this valuable tradition into the future.
École De Musique de KirinaKirina, Mali
Located 10 miles outside of Cape Town, South Africa, this music school offers classes in music theory, rehearsal, and performance to students ages 7 to 20.
Ntonga Music SchoolGugulethu, South Africa
PFCF partnered with Aura Imports Sponsorship Project to open a music program in Nepal's eastern valley Udayapur district. From Kathmandu it requires a 14-hour drive followed by a 3-hour hike to reach this remote region!
Udayapur Music ProgramUdayapur, Nepal
Music instruction, dance classes, and soccer are offered to children attending the Star School near Rwanda's capital city, Kigali.
Star School Music ProgramKigali, Rwanda
Aspiring musicians at the Mitrata Nepal Orphanage love learning to play music. The students take classes in flute, harmonium, drums, and Sarangi taught by expert local musicians and teachers.
Mitrata Nepal Music ProgramKathmandu, Nepal
Tamale is hometown of the Playing For Change Band's percussionist, Mohammed Alidu. The school offers music and dance classes rooted in the traditional style of the northern region of Ghana.
Bizung School of Music and DanceTamale, Ghana