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, 9 music schools and programs have been created in countries including South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda, Thailand and Nepal. 700 children participate in regular music instruction. We have plans to expand several of our existi...
Feb 22, 2017

Final Project Report: Ecole de Musique de Kirina

With the support of our GlobalGiving donors, we are happy to announce that we have reached our funding goal for this project! 

Since beginning our campaign to bring music education to the children of Mali, we have been able to provide hundreds of children with music, dance, and language classes. Our students even held a performance for the First Lady of Mali! We were also able to support the installation of a well and cistern to provide the village with a centralized source of water - previously, villagers and midwives at the local maternity ward had to walk deep into the village to get clean water. Finally, the staff at Ecole de Musique de Kirina have begun the construction of a garden at the school, and will be planting their first crops soon. This will keep many students from going to the risky gold mining sites to get money for food, and will ensure that they're able to attend their music classes regularly. 

Thank you to everyone who supported this project - we couldn't have done it without you. For future updates, videos, and pictures from Ecole de Musique de Kirina, please 'Like' their Facebook page here.

We still need your help! Please check out our new GlobalGiving campaign in support of our Musica school in Nepal here!

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Oct 26, 2016

October: Month of Solidarity

Every year, the government of Mali celebrates the month of solidarity. This year, the Orange Mali Foundation – which focuses on the issues of health, education, and culture – held an event on October 20th, where the École de Musique de Kirina was invited as the sole musical guest. The students and teachers performed  on stage in front of many important figures, including the Minister of Solidarity of Mali, and the General Director of Orange Mali, and the Head Mistress of Orange Mali. A short video of their awesome performance can be seen at the link below. Please check it out!

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Jul 22, 2016

Water is Life in Kirina, Mali

Water Distribution Project
Water Distribution Project

In May, a project that will forever change the lives of the people of Kirina was started. This project was made possible by the amazing generosity of Blur lead singer, Damon Albarn. It is with much gratitude that the water distribution project in Kirina has been completed! The taps placed around the village will allow for easy access to water for all members of the community. Check out more pictures of the finished project!

The school has also received a new camera, which will allow them to take high quality images to share with the PFC community! To see some of the first photos taken with the new camera, check out the school's Facebook page.

One of the taps placed throughout the village
One of the taps placed throughout the village
 
   

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