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.




May 12, 2014

The Story of John Agwe

by Mohammed Alidu

John Agwe has loved music his whole life but never had the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. One night he asked the Bizung School’s founder, Mohammed Alidu, if he could attend classes. The answer, of course, was “yes”, and John has excelled so quickly in his studies that after just three weeks of practice, he is the bass player for the Bizung Band…

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May 23, 2014

The latest program results are in!

by Shauna Murray

We believe one of the best ways to find out if our programs are operating successfully is to go straight to the source: ask the students. We recently surveyed students at PFCF’s music schools and programs and are pleased to share the results with you. Overall, there’s been an increase in the number of students in the community who have access to music classes, as well as improvement in how… more

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Jun 11, 2014

Progress and Joy at the Ntonga Music School

by Thea Karki

Earlier this year, the program team at the Playing For Change Foundation worked on a strategy with the leadership team at the Ntonga Music School that could grow the school in a manageable way, increase community outreach and participation, and improve the overall structure of the music school.

Since February we have seen encouraging progress; we now have a strong administrator in place, and… more

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Djembe repair

Allows local craftsmen to replace the head of a djembe (hand drum)

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Transport for Music Teacher

Transport for a local music teacher

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Purchase 1 Acoustic Guitar

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Teacher salary

Provides one month’s teacher salary

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