Playing For Change Foundation

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF) was established in 2007 and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to create positive change through music and arts education. We support music schools and programs that are created and operated by the local community and then purposefully connect those communities around the world. To date, 8 music schools and programs have been created in countries including South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, and Nepal. 600 children participate in regular music instruction. We have plans to expand several of our existing progra...
Feb 28, 2014

Music to My Ears

This postcard is submitted by Chi Nguyen, our In-The-Field Representative who is traveling through Southern Africa.

On the morning of Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, I was able to visit Pokie and Derrick of Ntonga Music School. Although it was too early for the younger ones to arrive at Ntonga, I was able to witness Pokie giving a one-on-one bass lesson to an older student of his. When asked how he enjoyed Ntonga, a huge smile spread across the blossoming bass player's face and he said, "I love it. I come here every day, every single day, before work. It is my passion."

I watched as the two of them improvised a duet together, both of them rocking back and forth, lost in the music. What a wonderful way to start off the day indeed.

Feb 26, 2014

Bringing Music to more children in Ghana!

Exciting things are happening at the Bizung School of Music and Dance! We have expanded in amazing ways to bring music and dance to even more children in Tamale, Ghana. Our teachers and administrators were concerned that some of our brightest existing students would be unable to continue taking music classes due to personal circumstances that made it difficult for them to travel to the school. Thanks to the leadership of Bizung Music School Founder Mohammed Alidu and a very generous donation, the Bizung School of Music & Dance now has a van!

The van will not only allow dedicated music students to continue their lessons, but it will also expand our reach to even more children within the greater community of Tamale. By simply adding a source of transportation to the school, we can now improve more young lives and impact a larger community through the beauty of music.


Jan 3, 2014

Happy New Year from Kirina, Mali!

Every student, teacher and community member of Kirina wishes 2014 to be a year of peace, love, success, vibrations and positive changes all around the world. Thank you so much for your beautiful support of I'Ecole de Musique de Kirina program. We are honored and grateful to have you as part of our community. Your generosity has helped bring the invaluable gift of music to hundreds of children and strengthened a village.

2013 was an amazing year for the Kirina music school. We've been able to accomplish so much, including hosting a village-wide PFC Day event, enrolling 35 new female students, who are now learning traditional instruments for the first time and locating water near the school. We know 2014 will be even better! 

Merci beaucoup!


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