Joudour Sahara Wins Holcim Global Prize for Sustainable Architecture

The Joudour Sahara Music School in Morocco and the architectural office leading its conception, design, and construction — Aziza Chaouni Projects have received two awards in Sustainable Construction from the Holcim Foundation. Aziza Chaouni Projects received the Acknowledgement Prize in the Middle East & Africa regional competition as well as the Global Bronze Prize for … Read More

The Paintbrush Foundation

  By Geraldine Nemrod We are beyond happy to announce that we, the Khlong Toey Music Program, have successfully achieved our registration as a non-profit organization in Thailand. From now on, we will be the Paintbrush Foundation Why Paintbrush? First, we’ve been expanding our original music program to other kinds of arts for the past 4 … Read More


Bass Teacher Paintbrush Arts Program McKee started playing drums at the age of 14, then changed to bass guitar at the age of 18. From then, he became serious about learning music and decided to enter university. He studied at Thaksin University (Songkhla) for two years, and understood that his interest lied in jazz music, … Read More

Mayor inaugurates new Mother’s Society building

Mayor inaugurates new Mother’s Society building   By Shyam Basnet There is a beautiful new headquarters for the Mother’s Society. The Mother’s Society was established a decade ago by 35 active women of Tintale Village and officially registered as a nonprofit organization in Nepal six years ago.  Since then, it is continuously raising voices against … Read More

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La Fondation Playing For Change est une organisation internationale à but non lucratif fondée en 2007 qui se consacre à la création d’écoles de musique et de programmes éducatifs à travers le monde. Nos projets, situés dans 13 pays sont dirigés par des équipes locales qui travaillent en connexion étroite avec les leaders communautaires. Nous … Read More

Anu Shakya

    Anu started as a student at the Musica Music Institute in  Nepal when she was 16 years old.  She is now a vocal mentor at the Institute and teaches vocals and performance to our students. Our music programs are full of beautiful stories about how music helps young people build character. Watch in … Read More